Ashley Young has revealed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be available to face Arsenal this weekend.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the Everton defender claimed that his teammate should ‘hopefully’ be fit for the Premier League clash.
Calvert-Lewin has been one of the unluckiest players in the top flight in recent years but looked eager for a fresh start this season as he made his comeback against Aston Villa.
It took around half an hour before Calvert-Lewin collided with Villa ‘keeper Emi Martinez and was soon substituted after fracturing his cheekbone.
The 26-year-old has since spent the last four weeks in the treatment room and it was previously unclear whether he would return to action following the international break.
However, Young has now confirmed that Everton could welcome the forward back to the fold as they host Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
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When asked whether Calvert-Lewin will be back soon by Alan Brazil, Young said: “No, I think he should be back hopefully we’ll have him back this weekend.
“I’m hoping to, it depends on what the docs and physios say.”
Should Dominic Calvert-Lewin go straight back in against Arsenal?
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury last month seemed like another disaster to add to Everton’s list of worries this season, however he may have to settle for a place on the bench this weekend.
The striker clearly has bags of talent and an eye for goal, however Beto’s two appearances since joining the club have given Sean Dyche a reason to keep him in the line-up.
The former Udinese forward scored on his debut in the Carabao Cup and put on a promising performance against Sheffield United too.
There is no reason for the Toffees boss to rush Calvert-Lewin back into the squad and he should instead put his trust in Beto this weekend.