Arteta was in the stands at Goodison Park at the weekend as the North London outfit battled to a goalless draw against the Toffees.
However, with Arsenal now sitting in the bottom half of the table, the newly-appointed Spaniard must decide whether to make any alterations.
Here, Sports Mole predicts how Arsenal could line up for the Boxing Day encounter at the Vitality Stadium.
Out: Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Calum Chambers (suspended), Sead Kolasinac (ankle)
Doubtful: Hector Bellerin (hamstring), Mesut Ozil (foot), Gabriel Martinelli (thigh), Dani Ceballos (thigh), Rob Holding (knee)
Bukayo Saka should keep his place at left-back, with Gabriel Martinelli continuing in his role further forward providing that he has shaken off a thigh issue.
While the midfield could remain the same, Dani Ceballos may be back among the substitutes after recovering from a thigh injury.
However, it would come as a surprise if Mesut Ozil is drafted straight back into the first XI after a foot problem.