Everton are still reeling from a disappointing draw at home to Leicester City and must now turn around and travel to the Emirates this weekend.
Gareth Barry will miss GW26 following his sending-off on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge; the Everton midfielder received his marching orders after a trip on Willian during the dying moments which led to his second yellow card of the evening.
Everton left Wearside on Sunday with a satisfactory share of the spoils after Leighton Baines converted a penalty to equalise with less than 15 minutes remaining – a pleasing result for Martinez who less than 72 hours prior had seen his side comfortably despatch Lille [3-0] in the Europa League.
Bosnia & Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is apparently moments away from signing with Everton as their official website has announced he is already travelling with the squad to Thailand.
Everton are expected to hold further talks with midfielder Gareth Barry this week.
Manchester City have supplemented their holding midfield position with the acquisition of 26-year-old Porto midfielder Fernando.
Gareth Barry is training as normal in the buildup to Everton's match with Swansea City on Saturday after being the victim of a nasty tackle by Cardiff City's Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
The credit for the opening goal for Everton against Hull City back in Gameweek 8 has been changed from Kevin Mirallas to Gareth Barry.
Gareth Barry has hinted he would be interested in a permanent move to Everton after settling straight into life at Goodison Park.
Gareth Barry has been a big hit at Goodison Park since his arrival but he will not be able to play in Week 7 against the club that owns his rights, Manchester City.
Everton, having lost Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United, have signed Gareth Barry to replace at least some part of what Fellaini gave them.
Everton are looking at a loan deal for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, according to Sky Sports.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Gareth Barry wants to stay, but will understand if he alters that stance.
With his days seemingly numbered at Manchester City there is word that Arsenal are discussing a move for Gareth Barry.