Supporters of Everton have shown their delight following Carlo Ancelotti’s injury news during his pre-match press conference.
On Friday, the 60-year-old Italian relayed that “Andre Gomes is available to play”, that Bernard is “okay” and that Theo Walcott will likely miss out (as per Everton), which had supporters delighted.
?? | "André Gomes is available to play. He trained without problems. We are going to talk together before the game and decide if he can start or he goes on the bench.
"Bernard is okay, but I'm not sure Theo Walcott will play against Arsenal." #ARSEVE
— Everton (@Everton) February 21, 2020
Round of applause for Andre people
— Callum White (@CallumHaydenWh1) February 21, 2020
— ? carlo fantastico ??? (@_jennifer1878) February 21, 2020
I’ll be honest, I’m a bit nervous about this ?
If he plays & anyone goes near him, my heart’s gonna be in my mouth!! ?#COYB ????
— Cathy McAlle (@CathyMcAlle) February 21, 2020
What are you expecting from the clash with Arsenal?
Ancelotti’s press conference was ahead of the Toffees’ trip to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where ninth in the Premier League table will battle tenth (per BBC).
Much of the delight came from supporters due to Gomes’ return to fitness and with Ancelotti himself having admitted he feels it would be better to start a game after a long-term injury (per Everton), fans continued to show their excitement.
Didn’t he say the other day he felt it was better for Gomes to start than to come on as a sub?? I expect he’ll start ?
— All Elite ? (@AIIEIite) February 21, 2020
— Timi Leyin (@timmy_leyin) February 21, 2020
Great to have André back. Bernard and Gordon on the wings would be nice too. ?
— C (@chughs67) February 21, 2020
What do we think?
What a recovery that has been from the Portuguese midfielder, having fractured and dislocated his ankle in the clash with Tottenham Hotspur in early November (per BBC).
Judging from the responses from supporters, they would like to see Gomes start the tie against the Gunners if he is fit enough to do so.