Optimism that has been missing from recent campaigns is rife at the Emirates following their summer business and Community Shield victory over Manchester City.
They were underwhelming in their 2-1 opening-day win over Crystal Palace last weekend, with Aaron Ramsey striking in injury time to complete a comeback which had been started by Laurent Koscielny's header.
Everton may not yet be championship material, but their name is being mentioned alongside the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City when managers of the elite clubs discuss a seven-team title race.
Finishing in the top four is the primary aim for the Toffees, and they came within seven points of doing so in Roberto Martinez's debut campaign, only for their opponents this weekend to pip them to the post.
Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith, both of whom were fringe players last season, proved that the Merseysiders have depth in attacking midfield positions by scoring in their 2-2 draw with Leicester City.
A late goal from Chris Wood denied them victory and, although Martinez admitted that the result felt like two points were thrown away, he is unlikely to make major changes for the Goodison Park encounter.
Seamus Coleman should be recalled at right-back in place of John Stones, but another who was used as a substitute against the Foxes, Kevin Mirallas, may have to make do with a place on the bench again as he works his way back to full fitness after his exploits with Belgium at the World Cup.
Arsenal have Ramsey available despite his red card in their 0-0 Champions League qualifying first-leg draw with Beskitas on Tuesday, but Wenger does have a long list of potential absentees to worry about.
That means that Olivier Giroud is likely to get the nod up front. Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker are not expected to return until next weekend but could be included if Wenger is short on fit bodies.
Everton are unbeaten in four Premier League games against Arsenal and won 3-0 at Goodison last season.
Possible starting lineups
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; McGeady, Naismith, Pienaar; Lukaku
Arsenal: Szczesny; Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Wilshere, Sanchez; Giroud
Sports Mole says: 1-0