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Carlo Ancelotti welcomes five back for Arsenal test including Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates with teammate Richarlison after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on December 05, 2020 in Burnley, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Everton

Carlo Ancelotti will take Everton down to north London to face Arsenal tomorrow evening, aware that, if his side is serious about securing a Champions League place, they will need a positive result.

Everton sit in 8th as things stand, 4 points behind Liverpool in 7th. They do have a game in hand, but have not won in their last five games.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are three points behind the Toffees in 9th.

Speaking ahead of the game today, Ancelotti explained: “It’s a really important game, not decisive, but really important-all our last seven games are.”

“There is a lot of competition there. There’s also been a lot of draws so it’s a really competitive final period of the season, and I think we’re ready.

“It’s true that we didn’t have a good moment in the last month but now we are much better, we have a lot of players available, and we are ready to fight in this final part of the season.”

The Everton boss also provided an update on his squad, and confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, Bernard, Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes are all back in contention to face Arsenal.

Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are the only absentees.

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Carlo Ancelotti welcomes five back for Arsenal test including Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Carlo Ancelotti, Manager of Everton is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Everton manager was also asked about the European Super League at his press conference, and provided his opinion.

“For every supporter of football it was a strange day, a surprise,” said the Everton boss. “We’ve heard about it [before] but I was sure the Super League wasn’t going to happen.

“Those 12 clubs were wrong because I think they didn’t take in to consideration the opinion of two parts that are really important – the players and managers, and the supporters.

“They wanted to build a competition without sport merit and this is not acceptable.”

When asked if he feels that the 6 English clubs involved should face punishment, Ancelotti replied“I’m not the right person to say if they should be punished. Everyone can do mistakes.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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