"I can't remember the last time I played two games in the space of a few days, but it will be a fun weekend for me".
One player who is expected to leave Manchester City today is Eliaquim Mangala who is on his way to Everton on loan, according to ESPN. "They were not in good confidence but now they play well with confidence and it will be a tough game".
He had, he suggested, had to put the significance of the occasion out of his head in order to focus but, he said, it had been a "special night", one that he says he "will always remember".
"You can not win every game 2-0 or 3-0, sometimes you have to win 1-0".
But Allardyce has made efforts to rectify that during the transfer window by bringing in Cenk Tosun from Turkish side Besiktas and Walcott.
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There were nervy moments for Everton when Kelechi Iheanacho hit the crossbar and then the post, while Cuco Martina cleared Matty James' shot of the line.
Allardyce said: "A lot of things have been said about Theo - he hasn't reached his full potential and all that - but I don't know how you could say that after last season's performance - 30-plus games, 19 goals".
Although he has been suffering from sickness this week and his not a definite starter, Aubameyang is 4/5 to score on his Gunners debut.
Aubameyang scored 98 goals in the German Bundesliga before his departure from Borussia Dortmund.
Walcott will get the chance to say a proper farewell to Arsenal fans and his old team-mates after 12 years at the club having arrived as a teenage sensation from Southampton.
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