If Everton want to rally their supporters and remain in the Europa League beyond the group stage nothing short of a win against Lyon will do.
Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is set make his first start in nearly year against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
One of Europe's historically great clubs is enjoying a modest revival in continental play. Beating Arsenal on Thursday would accelerate that progress.
Arsenal head into the international break on a run of six wins and a draw in all competitions since their humiliation on Merseyside.
Jack Wilshere has made it clear he wants to stay at Arsenal beyond this season but says it's too early to sit down and have contract talks.
The Europa League experience has actually been rather refreshing for Arsenal fans. It's time to put the snobbery over the competition to one side.
Everton's poor form showed itself again versus Apollon Limassol, as Nikola Vlasic came on in the final 45 to help salvage unsatisfying Europa draw.
AC Milan could not control the game against Rijeka in its entirety and the Rossoneri barely avoided disaster after fumbling away a large lead.
AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella hailed the spirit of his team after a dramatic last-gasp Europa League victory over Rijeka on Wednesday.
Arsene Wenger says "outstanding" Jack Wilshere showed he's getting back to his best with his performance against BATE Borisov on Thursday.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman said his side are hampered by low confidence as they drew 2-2 with Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.
Everton's poor start in the Europa League continued as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park by Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol.