Carlo Ancelotti considering a starting role for Andre Gomes at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

Andre Gomes sustained a fracture dislocation to his right ankle while playing against Tottenham on the 3rd of November.

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is set return to action this weekend following the horror injury he suffered back in November.

The former Barcelona star has been out of action for five months due to a fractured dislocation to his right ankle, an injury he sustained while playing against Tottenham on the 3rd of November 2019.

He recently returned to training and played an hour in a friendly behind-closed-doors at Everton’s Finch Farm training base last weekend.

However, manager Carlo Ancelotti has a decision to make as to whether the midfielder will be available for selection for their Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Italian told Evertontv: “He did well (in the practice match), he played comfortably and without any problems and he is available, in my opinion, to play.

“Of course, I have to speak to him about how he feels after playing his first game following a long time out.

“My personal opinion is he is ready to play.

“When a player has been out for a long period, I think it is better to start the game. He can prepare properly, (rather) than to put him on from the bench.

“But I have to speak to him and together we can find a solution.”