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Everton vs Arsenal: Premier League – LIVE!

Arsenal face a tough test at Everton today as the Gunners look to end their dire run of six Premier League outings without a win.

The pressure has been mounting on Mikel Arteta, who has not seen his side win in the league since the 1-0 triumph against Manchester United at Old Trafford at the start of November.

Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at least ended a run of four straight home League defeats, but did little to ease the feeling of crisis in north London.

Carlo Ancelotti‘s Everton had slumped after a fast start to the season, but marquee wins over Chelsea and Leicester in their last two games have marked a return to form.

Arteta needs a big performance today, especially with key defender Gabriel Magalhaes suspended and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out injured.

With kick-off at 5:30pm GMT, follow all the action on our LIVE blog.

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Live updates

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GOAL! Everton 1-0 Arsenal | Dominic calvert-Lewin, 21 mins

The Toffees take the lead!

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19 mins: It’s all a bit cat and mouse at the moment, with Everton looking for pockets of space in behind Arsenal. The Gunners have struggled of late, but look well drilled at the back – even without Gabriel.

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Elneny booked

A minute before Keane’s shot, Sigurdsson had been taken out by Elneny. Play continued, but the referee has now gone back and booked the Arsenal midfielder.

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Close for Keane!

14 mins: This would have been truly special.

Michael Keane picks the ball up just inside Arsenal’s half, and there’s nobody within 15 yards. He takes a touch, then another, and responds to the crowd asking for a shot with a 35-yarrder – and it flies just wide of Leno’s right-hand post!

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Simon Collings | Arsenal correspondent

A fairly solid start from Arsenal so far. Everton are enjoying more of the ball, but Arsenal’s shape looks good so far when out of possession.

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11 mins: Iwobi gets to the byline, but can only find Leno with a cross under pressure. Arsenal are not giving Everton much space.

At the other end, Nketiah rides a couple of challenges and pulls the ball back to the six-yard line, but it’s whacked clear.

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8 mins: Godfrey had to be alert to stop Pepe getting in behind on the flank here. Both sides have settled, with Arsenal content to let Everton have the majority of the possession.

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6 mins: Doucoure nutmegs Willian on the flank to the delight of the Everton fans – that was delicious. Arsenal look tight at the back so far.

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2 mins: Sigurdsson overhits a cross here, but it was promising build-up play from Everton. They look confident early doors, and why not – they are favourites today.

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The 2,000 fans in the stands roar as the game starts. With areas of England set to go into Tier 4 for Christmas, the sound of supporters cheering is a welcome tonic to that sad news.


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