I’m not sure where we stand in terms of positivity and negativity lately.

The transfer window brought us so much hope. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the contract extension of Mesut Ozil places us in good stead in attack and we now have a forward line that is the envy of most.

Then there was our last game against Swansea, which heaped mega-misery upon us all, with sideways passes, a supreme lack of effort and no discernible edge.

It leaves us eight points from the top 4 - and six points behind tottenham, which is simply far from good enough.

Next up for us is Everton, and we need our new hotshot to hit the ground running, and our new Armenian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, to start setting up chances.

With Alexis gone, it frees up our attack to play through all avenues, and with Mesut Ozil signed up long-term, the German can concentrate on matters on the pitch.

A good start would be by dispatching the Toffees, who are on a poor run themselves. If we are to claw our way back to within contention, we need a win, and then another.

And then another.

Jack Wilshere is doubtful to line up for the match, so our midfield will most likely look like the one that got comprehensively destroyed by the lowly Swans. Not exactly enough to fill us with confidence, but they are capable - we just need them to finally start playing some form of football that justifies their selection.

Our attack speaks for itself, but Wenger nearly always gives new players a role from the bench. That means a spot for Alex Iwobi most likely, or Danny Welbeck may get a shout. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fit and ready to go, but he could be making a debut as a substitute.

Our defence was porous against Swansea, but who else to come in aside from Mustafi, Koscielny and Monreal? If we line up with four across defence, then Sead Kolasinac could come in. The Bosnian has been unlucky of late to not earn more games, and with our players misfiring, then the stage is set for his return.

Everton have new boy Cenk Tosun up top, but it was former Gunner Theo Walcott that made the difference in their last game - a 2-1 win over Leicester. This is worrying for two reasons.

1 - it seems the Toffees might be coming out of their rut.

2 - We all know about the old boys act and how your former players return to haunt you.

We may be burnt by Theo, but we should have enough to win. Our home form is our saving grace this season, let’s hope it is again for this game.

And let’s hope Cech gets his 200th clean sheet. Waiting for it seems to be cursed.

Predicted lineup - Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette.

Predicted scoreline - 2-1 to The Arsenal