Yerry Mina could make his first Everton appearance in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Mina joined Everton from Barcelona in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, but is yet to turn out for the Toffees due to a foot injury.
The central defender has trained with Everton this week, however, and could now be in line to start against Arsenal in the English capital.
Mina was outstanding for Colombia during the 2018 World Cup, but has not played a competitive match since his nation’s exit to England in the round of 16.
There is a concern that Mina will not be sharp against a quick Arsenal side, and the Everton fans have been discussing whether he should be involved.
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There are those who want the 23-year-old to be thrown straight into action this weekend, but others feel that it would be better for Mina to wait.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
Start him! We aren’t gettin nothing out of Sunday IMO, a prem match will help get him up to speed. #Mina
— stephen o`connor (@steph_oc84) September 19, 2018
— Mark Hartley (@MHartley93) September 19, 2018
C – wonder why he’s still not fit and wonder why we signed a load of crocks for a Kings ransom?
— Clements (@clements2016) September 19, 2018
We simply cant start him. Risk is too great and would be as stupid as Allardyce starting Mangala against Arsenal last year.
— Mel ’73 (@melbourne1973) September 20, 2018
A who cares about the league Cup
— Blueboy80 (@Blueboy802) September 19, 2018
I’d half be tempted to field a flat back five against Arsenal if I was Silva.
The Emirates is a tough place to go, and shoring up the back-line could restrict Aubameyang from having too much fun.
It would also allow Silva to compare all of Holgate, Zouma and Mina. #efc
— Elliott Cuff (@CuffWrites) September 21, 2018
Personally I wouldn’t start him Sunday, too soon to be thrown in at the prem deep end against Arsenal. Let him start the cup game midweek…
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) September 21, 2018
— Kai Kohler (@kai_kohler) September 21, 2018