Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Andre Gomes’ injury rehabilitation is complete and he is available for selection against Arsenal.
Andre Gomes sustained a terrible ankle injury during an innocuous challenge from Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min.
The injury was so severe it was considered career-threatening and suggestions were made that his season was over back in November.
However, in today’s press conference reported by Everton’s official club website, evertonfc.com, manager Carlo Ancelotti had some more astounding news.
The Everton boss said:
“Gomes 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.”
Ancelotti even suggested that a starting berth may suit Gomes best.
“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.”
Check out the footage of his behind closed doors warm-up match.