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David Moyes says his Everton side for Wednesday's meeting with Arsenal will be 'similar' to that which drew with Norwich last weekend.

The Blues boss is, however, boosted by the return of six-goal top scorer Marouane Fellaini, available again following a one-match suspension.

“We’ll be similar,” said Moyes on Tuesday. “Like every club in the Premier League at this time of year, you are going to have injuries and suspensions.

“We are no different to everybody else but we will hopefully have a strong 11 to start the game tomorrow night.”

Meanwhile, Moyes praised the contributions of Thomas Hitzlsperger and Steven Naismith who have both started the last two matches against Reading and Norwich.

The German midfielder had a helping hand in the Scot’s opening goal against the Canaries – his third strike since joining from Rangers in the summer.  

“They have done fine,” added Moyes. “We need them to do well because we haven’t got the biggest squad in the world so there will be plenty of opportunities for everybody.

“It has taken them a little bit of time to integrate but Thomas has been very good.

“I always thought Steven could get some goals - the reason for bringing him in was to add some firepower. He can play several different positions for me, which I knew, but I also knew it would be a step up for him to the level, and obviously he was coming back from a cruciate [knee] injury.

"That's why for us it was a bit of a gamble. But he's been a really good player for us.”

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