Marouane Fellaini, Everton
Premiership : Arsenal 0-0 Everton
The Gunners’ talisman, Jack Wilshire owned the pitch at the Emirates Stadium - and even at three-quarters fit, he has become crucial to the squad.
Poland goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny made an unexpected first-team return as Arsenal No. 1 in the Gunners' crucial Champions League showdown against Everton in the battle for a top four spot..
Current first-choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski was out for the visit of the Toffees with a rib injury.
Szczesny delivered a clean sheet in his golden opportunity to reclaim the No 1 jersey he lost for Arsenal's previous five matches.
Arsène Wenger said he has "total confidence" in all of his three goalkeepers including 6' 5" Wojciech Szczesny.
With only a few games left in the season, the titan football clubs of England are involved in a fierce battle to win the Premier League silverware and for Champions League placement next season. Manchester United are in 1st with 80 points; Manchester City are in 2nd with 65 points; FC Arsenal is in 3rd with 60 points; FC Chelsea in fourth/fifth along with Tottenham Hotspur at 58 points each; Everton are in sixth with 56 points; and FC Liverpool is in seventh with 50 points.
"I have total confidence, no matter who starts the game," Wenger wa quoted as saying on Arsenal.com. "In the past I have shown that, that I trust these players and trust that no matter who plays, they will show their quality,"
"We have three good keepers. That's been shown during the season. Everybody had the ability to show his quality and that's what you want."
"Szczesny has done really well. He worked very hard and worked very well. I do not want to make a case of it before the game. He's handling the situation very well and in a positive way.”
A key player in the match was Everton's Marouane Fellaini.
At 6'4", midfielder Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui is a Belgian who plays for Everton and the Belgium national team. Fellaini was born in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents,
Twenty-five year old Fellaini is Everton's top scorer with 12 goals in 31 appearances. Kevin Mirallas is Everton's top player on target with 49 efforts in 28 appearances. Nikica Jelavic is Everton's top player off-target with 40 shots off-target in 38 appearances.
Arsenal 0-0 Everton Squads
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs (Monreal 90), Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere (Oxlade-Chamberlain 68), Cazorla, Walcott (Podolski 69), Giroud Subs not used: Mannone, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Gervinho. Booked: Arteta, Monreal
Everton: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Mirallas (Oviedo 90), Distin, Barkley (Jelavic 76), Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Anichebe (Naismith 90) Subs not used: Mucha, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Neville
Arsenal are in third place in the Premiership going into their game with Fulham after Poland international Szczesny held Everton scoreless in the 0-0 draw. Everton are in sixth place.
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