Premier league leaders still being linked with crocked Everton star

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In a slightly bizarre story Premier League leaders Arsenal are apparently still keen on a possible move for Everton centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

This rumour has of course done the rounds before on several occasions, with claims that the Gunners’ want to sign the Toffees’ former England international.

Whether this latest version of the story has any substance to it is questionable. But, it does seem a little odd to put mildly, that Arsenal would still be keen on the almost serially injured Everton number nine.

Calvert-Lewin’s injury problems over the last few years are a constant source of irritation and frustration for Blues’ supporters and managers.

His latest manager, Sean Dyche, has only had Calvert-Lewin fit for just over an hour of his inaugral match in charge, the 1-0 win over the Gunners on the 4th February.

Since then, the 26-year-old striker has been out hurt once again and hasn’t featured for Everton since that afternoon.

Dyche has tried a different approach to past managers and rather than perhaps rush Calvert-Lewin back as soon as possible, he has instead deliberately kept him out of the side and introduced a personalised recovery and training regime.

This has left his team short of goal threat and although other forwards have been playing up front the absence of the side’s best goalscorer has obviously been felt.

So far though, keeping him out to aid recovery doesn’t seem to have made much of a difference.

And, we are still no nearer to knowing when Calvert-Lewin will return as he’s still not going to be available for the Toffees’ next match on Monday night against Spurs’.

With such a record of injury problems you would think other clubs might well think twice before considering a bid for Calvert-Lewin.

If Everton are relegated at the end of the season then it’s certain there will be a fire sale of players and Calvert-Lewin will perhaps be one of those likely to leave.

In the meantime Blues’ supporters have to hope that by some miracle he can recover and come back to play at least a few games before this season concludes and contribute something to keeping Everton up.