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Demarai Gray smashed home a long-range strike in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Everton a 2-1 victory over Arsenal and end the team’s eight-match winless run in the English Premier League on Monday.The winger cut in from the left and took aim with a fierce shot that flew in off the inside of the post, completing Everton‘s comeback after Richarlison’s equalizer in the 79th. It sparked scenes of jubilation at Goodison Park on a night there was a small protest by home fans inside the stadium at the board’s running of the club.It looked like Martin Odegaard’s volley in the second minute of first-half injury time was going to win the game for Arsenal, which was looking to climb back into fifth place with a victory.The visitors rode their luck, with Richarlison having two goals — a header in the 43rd and a low finish in the 57th — ruled out by video review because of marginal offside decisions.The Brazil forward kept plugging away and got his reward when he headed home a rebound after another powerful shot from Gray was tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.It was Everton‘s first win since Sept. 25 and moved the team eight points clear of the relegation zone.In the 27th minute of the game, a section of Everton fans left their seats to signal their unhappiness at the board amid the club’s 27th season without a trophySome of the fans were seen making their way toward the exits inside Goodison as play continued.

Everton vs Arsenal

  • FA Cup third round draw in full as Chelsea host non-league Chesterfield

  • Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Godfrey, Gordon, Doucoure, Allan, Gray, Townsend, Richarlison

  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka, Lacazette

  • NO GOAL! VAR rules out Richarlison’s header with the Brazilian marginally offside

  • GOAL! Odegaard breaks the deadlock with a delicious volley, 0-1!

  • NO GOAL! VAR strikes again and it’s Richarlison’s fine finish that is chalked off, this one even tighter!

  • GOAL! Richarlison’s dipping header levels for Toffees, 1-1

  • GOAL! Gray smashes in off the post in stoppage time to snatch all three points for the hosts, 2-1

Everton’s Demarai Gray on his winning goal

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Demarai Gray gave his reaction to Sky Sports and described his winning goal as a ‘crazy moment’ and his best since joining the club. He said:

It was a crazy moment. My best moment here so far. It was important for us to get that win. As a group we have gone through this bad patch but we have stuck together. With the fans like that, behind us for the whole game, it’s more than deserved.

“My confidence is high at the moment. I believe in myself and my ability. I’m working hard and improving and I want to be the best player I can be. We’ve had a rough patch and today I’m just happy we got the three points.”

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Reaction from Martin Odegaard

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Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard spoke to Sky Sports post-match and says that this result is a ‘hard one to take’ for the Gunners. He said:

It’s a hard one to take. I think in general we were not at the level we needed to be at today.

“We had some good moments but we have to do much better. We should have been better.

“It’s hard to say. That’s just how it is sometimes. It’s hard to say exactly what happened. We have to do better when we have that lead. We stopped playing and gave them the game they wanted to play.

“I think it is [a mindset problem]. When you’re leading 1-0 you get afraid to lose the win and in my opinion that’s what we did wrong today. You go for the second goal and that was the intention but we didn’t manage to do that on the pitch.”

Demarai Gray seals Everton win over Arsenal to ease pressure on Rafael Benitez

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Everton’s winless run came to an end in dramatic fashion as Demarai Gray’s stoppage-time strike secured a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park.

Demarai Gray seals Everton win over Arsenal to ease pressure on Rafael Benitez

Reaction from Seamus Coleman

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Everton’s captain Seamus Coleman spoke to Sky Sports following his team’s remarkable comeback victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park and praised the fans for their support as well as the quality of matchwinner Demarai Gray. He said:

We knew whatever goes on behind the scenes, whatever goes on, the fans always come here to support us. They need to see a reaction. They got behind us from minute one to minute 90 and got us over the line. Our performance showed that. I have been here 12 years. You take the good with the bad. But One thing they do for 90 minutes is support you.

“I tell him [Demarai Gray] every day. I am on him every day. Sometimes these players don’t realise how good they can be. He has bundles of ability. He needs to work hard every day as that is what the top players do. He has done that this week.

“You hurt when you lose and when you make mistakes. I take responsibility for the Liverpool game. But I have been around long enough. You take the highs and the lows. You come in next day and work hard. We go again next game. We build from there but this gives us great confidence.”

Everton vs Arsenal result and five things we learned as Demarai Gray winner stuns Gunners

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Demarai Gray hit a stunning late winner to lift the pressure on Everton manager Rafa Benitez as Arsenal slipped to back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

Here are five things we learned:

Five things we learned as Demarai Gray winner stuns woeful Arsenal and lifts Everton

Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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Only Roberto Firmino (70) and Gabriel Jesus (52) have more Premier League goals among Brazilians than Richarlison (41, now level with Philippe Coutinho).

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Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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Demarai Gray’s goal is the latest winning goal Everton have scored for six years in the Premier League.

Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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A penny for his thoughts?

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Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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Everton’s eight game run without a win has ended! Second half goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray rescued them from a fourth consecutive league defeat and a vital three points has propelled them up the Premier League table.

Everton are up to 12th and Arsenal fail to move back into the top five. They remain in seventh place.

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Full-time: Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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90+8 mins: Everton win! It’s a result they very much needed and what a comeback from the Toffees. Demarai Gray is the hero of the hour with his 92nd minute winner.

Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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90+6 mins: Chance! An Everton clearance sends Richarlison one-on-one with Ben White and he holds the ball up long enough for Alex Iwobi to drive into the box. Richarlison feeds him a pass and Iwobi gets charged down by Ramsdale. He gets a shot off by the Arsenal goalkeeper manages to keep it out!

Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal

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90+4 mins: The Everton fans are in full voice now. It’s a sickening goal for Arsenal to concede, Aaron Ramsdale could do nothing about it at all and it’s going to mean the Gunners have lost their last three away games in a row.

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GOAL! Everton 2 - 1 Arsenal (Gray, 90+2’)⚽️

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90+2 mins: TURNAROUND! What a beauty of a goal this one is. Andre Gomes sparks Everton into life again with a driving run up the midfield before slotting it out to Demarai Gray on the left wing. He brings the ball inside, checks away from one defender, then another and finally blasts a rocket into the far top corner! Everton have the lead with four minutes to play!

Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal

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90 mins: There’s going to be six minutes added on, plenty of time for a winning goal.

Chance! Odegaard is played into the Everton box and he decides not to shoot first time, instead he cuts back onto his left-foot before taking the shot giving Coleman enough time to jump in front of the ball and make the block!

Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal

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86 mins: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one for Arsenal who have had all of the ball since Richarlison scored. Saka has a shot deflected by Keane and the rebound loops up nicely for Pickford to claim.

Aubameyang then fouls Holgate and Everton make a change. Alex Iwobi comes on against his former club taking the place of Anthony Gordon.

Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal

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83 mins: If ever someone deserved a goal it was Richarlison in this game. Two goals chalked off by VAR and now he’s got the equaliser with 10 minutes to go.

Off the post! Arsenal’s time-wasting tactics have been put on the back-burner as they fly up the pitch in an attempt to get back in front. Saka chips a pass in from the right wing and picks out Eddie Nketiah. He has a free chance to head the ball into the net but fires it into the near post! How’s his missed?

GOAL! Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Richarlison, 80’)⚽️

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80 mins: Surely, this is the equaliser! Andre Gomes drives the ball towards the box and lays it off to Demarai Gray. He cuts inside and rolls the ball onto his right foot before firing a decent shot at goal. Ramsdale is beaten but the ball rattles into the crossbar and bounces back into play. Richarlison has kept himself onside this time and gets to the ball first, looping a headed effort over the sprawling Ramsdale and landing the ball in the back of the net!

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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78 mins: Anthony Gordon leaves a bit too much on Nuno Tavares as the Arsenal left-back looks to clear his lines. The ball is kicked out for an Arsenal throw in but they give the ball away to Gray when it’s sent back into play.

Everton work it quickly out to Gordon on the right wing and he swings an early cross into the box that gets claimed by Ramsdale.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

21:34 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Martin Odegaard has been shown a yellow card for delaying a free kick and winding up the Everton players. They are seriously losing their cool over Arsenal’s time-wasting tactics.

15 minutes to play is this one and things are getting pretty heated out there.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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72 mins: Pickford gets the match back underway and boots the ball up to Doucoure. He runs it into the right side of the box and is met by Gabriel.

The two players tug and pull at each other with the Arsenal defender coming off worse. He drops to the ground in feigned injury and the Everton fans go ape.

Doucoure himself is incensed and has a few words with the referee.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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70 mins: Gabriel Martinelli has gone down with cramp and he’s being booed by the Everton fans who think he’s trying to waste time. Mikel Arteta has called over a bunch of the Arsenal players and is giving them heated instructions as the physio comes on the see to Martinelli.

This delay has taken a while but eventually Gabriel Martinelli is subbed off for Eddie Nketiah.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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67 mins: Everton are pushing for the equaliser again. They win a corner and Gray curls it into the box this time. Michael Keane wins the header from the initial ball and picks out Gordon, he brings the ball down and looks to shoot but the flag goes up for offside.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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65 mins: Kieran Tierney is being taken off by Mikel Arteta. It’s been a good return for the Arsenal left-back who assisted Odegaard’s opener, Nuno Tavares is the man to replace him.

Andre Gomes also comes on to replace Andros Townsend for Everton.

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Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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62 mins: Rafa Benitez must be bubbling over in rage at the minute. Richarlison is visibly unimpressed.

Granit Xhaka tracks back and brings Anthony Gordon down on the Everton right wing before he can swing a cross into the box. Xhaka is booked and Everton have another set piece.

Townsend floats the free kick deep into the box and fires it over everyone’s heads and out for a goal kick.

NO GOAL! Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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59 mins: Somebody give Richarlison a hug, this one is ruled out as well! The first disallowed goal was an easy decision to make, this one is very tight. It seems as though the Brazilian is - at most- an inch ahead of Gabriel as the pass gets played and VAR rules out the Everton equaliser!

GOAL! Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Richarlison, 57’)⚽️

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57 mins: This one should count! Allan drives through the midfield and shrugs away from two tackles. He slides the ball up to Doucoure who spins away from Partey and slides the ball into the right side of the box. Richarlison seems to time his run perfectly to get in behind and then guides a fine finish past Ramsdale’s left hand.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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54 mins: That was almost a great set piece. Lacazette and Odegaard stand over the deadball before Lacazette sprints into the left side of the box and draws away three defenders. Everton go to sleep at the far post and Odegaard curls the free kick over to Gabriel. He heads the ball down into the six-yard area but Pickford is the first man onto it and comfortably smothers the ball.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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51 mins: Ben Godfrey miscontrols the ball and loses it to Saka. He tries to win it back with a late challenge and stamps on Saka’s foot instead. The 20-year-old winger has taken some blows tonight. Godfrey is shown a yellow card and Arsenal swing the resultant free kick into the box. Xhaka is the target but the ball is headed out to Saka who then gets taken out by Richarlison.

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Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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48 mins: The wind has picked up to go with the rain and Ramsdale takes no chances with a cross from Gordon tapping the ball over the crossbar and trusting his defence to clear the corner ball which they do.

Second half: Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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Kick off: Everton get the match back underway. Rafa Benitez’s team need to find a way back into this game and to earn some points or else they risk being drawn into a relegation battle.

Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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Arsenal had just two touches in the Everton box and one of them led to the first goal. Arsenal haven’t been great, they’ve been sluggish and devoid of intent.

However, they created the best chance of the game with a lovely move down the left wing and have a one-goal advantage at the break. Can Everton respond after half-time?

Half-time: Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal

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45+3 mins: A killer blow for Everton gets delivered right on the stroke of half-time. A lacklustre first half kicked into life in the closing minutes as Richarlison saw his opening goal ruled out for offside before Martin Odegaard found the back of the net at the other end of the pitch. Arsenal lead 1-0.

GOAL! Everton 0 - 1 Arsenal (Odegaard, 45+2’)⚽️

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45+2 mins: Oh wow! Right on the stroke of half-time, just after Everton have a goal disallowed Martin Odegaard gives Arsenal the lead! The ball comes up to Lacazette who slides a pass out to Tierney bombing up the left wing. He crosses the ball into the box where Odegaard meets it on the volley and guides his effort into the near bottom corner!

NO GOAL! Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

20:46 , Michael Jones

45 mins: It’s chalked off! Richarlison looks sick as the result of the VAR check comes on the big screen. He looked offside on the initial replays and when the lines were drawn the decision was an easy one.

Two minutes of added time to play in the first half.

GOAL! Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Richarlison, 44’)⚽️

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44 mins: The deadlock is broken! Andros Townsend swings a free kick into the box and Richarlison meets it with a glorious header to the top right corner. He goes sprinting off in celebration but VAR are having a look for a potential offside...

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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41 mins: Arsenal haven’t been able to get the ball into the forwards. I’m not sure if Lacazette has even touched the ball. Odegaard tries something different and floats a pass over the top but it goes over the head of Lacazette and bounces nicely for Pickford to collect.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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38 mins: There hasn’t been a great deal of action in front of goal. No shots on target from either team yet and the pace of the game is meandering at best.

Arsenal win a corner that Martinelli curls into the middle of the box. Pickford comes out to punch the ball away and knocks it as far as Granit Xhaka. He looks to shoot but the whistle goes for a foul on the Everton goalkeeper.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

20:36 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Everton look the most likely side to break this deadlock. Gray swings another cross into the Arsenal box and Richarlison flicks it on looking for Gordon. His pass is intercepted but the ball rolls back to the Brazilian who drives towards the byline before cutting another pass back into the middle. Gordon has dropped back though and Ben White recovers the ball before clearing the Arsenal lines.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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32 mins: Yerry Mina’s return to the Everton starting XI is a short one. He seems to have tweaked something when he lunged at Demarai Gray’s cross into the box and now he’s going off. Mason Holgate is the man to replace him.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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30 mins: Ben Godfrey is a lucky man. Allan tackles Tomiyasu on the Arsenal right wing just as Godfrey comes flying in to challenge himself. Tomiyasu goes to ground and Godfrey lands straight on his chin with his right foot.

VAR takes a look at the incident as a potential red card offence but no further action is taken. We’ve seen those kind of incidents go either way.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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27 mins: Almost! Everton win a corner and play it short. Gray takes control of the ball and fires a sharp cross into the six-yard box. Yerry Mina throws himself at the ball but it narrowly evades him and goes wide.

The talked about mass exit protest from the Everton fans is more of a slight trickle. There are a few fans leaving but nothing too major.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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26 mins: Close! Gabriel gets lucky after giving the ball away to Gray. He passes it up towards Doucoure but a deflection knocks the ball into the path of Richarlison. Doucoure makes a run into the box and collects the pass. He turns and scuffs a shot at goal that Aaron Ramsdale watches roll safely wide of the left-hand post.

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Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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23 mins: After speaking to the physios Saka is back on his feet and will play on. He returns to the pitch with a chorus of boos following him from the Everton fans.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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20 mins: Mikel Arteta is gesturing emphatically on the sidelines urging his players to step up the intensity. Saka is given the ball on the right wing and he gets tackled by Godfrey and goes to ground with a cry of pain.

It isn’t entirely clear what Saka’s issue is but the medical staff have been called on.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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17 mins: The rain is really hammering down at Goodison Park, properly unpleasant weather. Arsenal have taken over possession but they haven’t been overly aggressive with it.

Everton immediately drop deeper and refuse to go chasing the ball. Kieran Tierney bursts forward and slides a pass to Martin Odegaard. He slots the ball over to Saka on the right side but he can’t find a way into the box. Instead he elects to pass the ball back to Partey who shoots from range and boots the ball straight out of play.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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12 mins: Chance! A long ball from Pickford is won by Demarai Gray who knocks the ball down to Richarlison and sprints inside from the left wing. He receives the ball back and continues his run across the front of the box shifting away from the Arsenal centre-backs. Half a yard of space opens up in front of him and he shoots but belts his effort high and wide.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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9 mins: Neither team has found their groove yet. There have been signs of potentially good attacks, with runs on the ball and a few decently threaded passes but they’ve all broken day by the time the ball has reached the opposition’s final third.

Thomas Partey attempts to thread Bukayo Saka into the box with a simple forward pass but it’s too far away from his teammate and Jordan Pickford easily scoops up the ball.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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6 mins: Richarlison goes on a nice run and weaves his way in between two defenders but his pass towards the box is easily cut out and it comes to nothing.

Godfrey then gets the Everton fans riled up with a heavy tackle of Alexandre Lacazette and earns himself a big round of applause.

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Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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3 mins: It’s been a positive start from Everton who have controlled the ball over these opening minutes and passed it nicely around the midfield. Michael Keane fires a forward pass up to Richarlison who flicks it in behind Takehiro Tomiyasu. Ben Godfrey flies forward with an overlapping run and collects the ball. He brings it into the box but slips and loses possession just as he enters the dangerzone.

Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal

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Kick off: The players all take the knee before the Gunners get the ball rolling. It comes into Everton’s final third and the home side take over possession. They work the ball up to the inside left channel where Richarlison bursts forward and gets to the box before running into Arsenal defender Ben White.

Everton vs Arsenal: Here come the teams

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The teams head out onto the pitch at Goodison Park. There has been talk of a planned protest and mass walk out from the Everton fans on the 27th minute of the game. This is down to dissatisfaction with the ownership and the direction the club is heading but the repsonse to the players coming onto the pitch is a loud one.

Everton vs Arsenal: Arteta on Goodison Park return

19:56 , Michael Jones

Mikel Arteta spent six years as an Everton player and spoke about returning to Goodison Park tonight saying:

It’s a special place to go back to because I had some amazing years there. I know what to expect going there under the lights.

“[Everton are] a team that wants to put things right and win so it will be a tough game,

“There are a lot of teams going through that [poor form] because this league has become that competitive that the moment you lose a game or two, the pressure is coming for everybody.”

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Everton vs Arsenal: Mikel Arteta vows to get best out of ‘really important’ Thomas Partey at Arsenal

19:52 , Michael Jones

Mikel Arteta has admitted Arsenal need more from Thomas Partey but insisted they will continue to help the midfielder rediscover his best form.

The former Atletico Madrid player struggled to make an impact in Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at Manchester United a result which saw the Gunners miss out on the chance to break into the Premier League top four.

Partey’s best display in an Arsenal shirt was during a victory at Old Trafford last season but he has struggled with injuries and consistency since he joined for a £45million fee in 2020.

Mikel Arteta vows to get best out of ‘really important’ Thomas Partey at Arsenal

Everton vs Arsenal: Aubameyang on the bench

19:48 , Michael Jones

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored eight goals in nine Premier League fixtures played on Mondays. However, Aubameyang has failed to score in each of his last eight Premier League away appearances and starts on the bench for the Gunners tonight.

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Everton vs Arsenal: Benitez versus Arsenal

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Everton are the first club to lose 400 Premier League matches.

Their 10 home defeats in 2021 is the most of any Premier League team and equals the club top-flight record in a calendar year. On top of that, Rafa Benitez has seen his teams concede 27 Premier League goals against Arsenal - his worst record against any club.

Everton vs Arsenal: Rafael Benitez trusts vast experience to get Everton out of Premier League slide

19:41 , Michael Jones

Everton manager Rafael Benitez is trusting in his vast experience to arrest his side’s worrying slide but he has warned fans the pain could last until the new year.

No win in eight Premier League matches has ramped up the pressure on the former Liverpool boss with supporters turning their anger on the board and director of football Marcel Brands after the midweek Merseyside derby defeat at home.

Rafael Benitez trusts vast experience to get Everton out of Premier League slide

FA Cup third round draw in full

19:38 , Jack Rathborn

Boreham Wood or St Albans v AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town v Bournemouth

Stoke City v Leyton Orient

Swansea City v Southampton

Chelsea v Chesterfield

Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town

Cardiff v Preston North End

Coventry City v Derby County

Burnley v Huddersfield

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion

Kidderminster Harriers v Reading

Leicester City v Watford

Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United v Blackpool

Hull City v Everton

Bristol City v Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe

Millwall v Crystal Palace

Port Vale v Brentford

Swindon Town v Manchester City

Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Luton Town v Harrogate Town

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United v Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United

Newcastle United v Cambridge United

Barnsley v Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers

West Ham United v Leeds United

Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham

Charlton Athletic v Norwich City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Everton vs Arsenal: Gunners looking to get back to winning ways

19:36 , Michael Jones

Arsenal have lost two of their last three games in the Premier League, conceding seven goals. They had previously gone unbeaten in eight fixtures, conceding only four times.

The Gunners can lose three successive Premier League away fixtures for the first time since February 2019 if they lose to Everton tonight.

Everton vs Arsenal: Toffees in dreadful form

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Everton could go nine league matches without a win for the first time since 1994. The Toffees have scored five goals and conceded 17 during their eight-game winless run and their tally of two points from those eight fixtures is the lowest of any top-flight team.

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Everton vs Arsenal: Clock ticking for Rafa Benitez at Everton as Marcel Brands’ exit puts spotlight on manager

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The clock is ticking for Rafa Benitez. Yesterday’s departure of Marcel Brands, Goodison’s director of football, puts the spotlight firmly on the Everton manager.

Benitez’s team host Arsenal tonight and are aiming to break a winless streak that goes back to September. Their most recent defeat, a 4-1 pummelling by Liverpool, inflamed an already restive fanbase and precipitated the sacking of Brands. The Dutchman’s 3½ years on Merseyside was not a success but Brands was still a scapegoat.

Clock ticking for Rafa Benitez at Everton as spotlight turns to manager

Everton vs Arsenal: Team changes

19:27 , Michael Jones

Rafa Benitez makes two changes to the Everton team that lost 4-1 to Liverpool last time out. Yerry Mina returns to the team replacing Lucas Digne with Anthony Gordon coming in for Salomon Rondon.

There are four changes from Mikel Arteta with the big news is that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts on the bench. He’s replaced with Alexandre Lacazette up top. Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka return to the midfield and Kieran Tierney slots back in at left-back.

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

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Here is the FA Cup third round draw in full with some key games highlighted:

Boreham Wood or St Albans City vs AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewbury Town

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Brom vs Brighton

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton vs Harrogate Town

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Wolves vs Sheffield United

Newcastle vs Cambridge United

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

Chartlon Athletic vs Norwich

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

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And finally:

Chartlon Athletic vs Norwich

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

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Another all Premier League clash:

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:13 , Michael Jones

An all Premier League tie at Old Trafford:

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Wolves vs Sheffield United

Newcastle vs Cambridge United

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:12 , Michael Jones

There are still a few Premier League teams left but the champions are out:

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton vs Harrogate Town

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:11 , Michael Jones

Everton know who they’ll face now too:

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:09 , Michael Jones

The current holders are out:

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:08 , Michael Jones

The fixtures keep on coming:

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Brom vs Brighton

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:06 , Michael Jones

The next fixtures out are:

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewbury Town

FA Cup 3rd Round: The draw

19:05 , Michael Jones

First up is Boreham Wood or St Albans City vs AFC Wimbledon followed by:

Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth.

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient.

Everton vs Arsenal: Line-ups

19:00 , Michael Jones

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Mina, Allan, Doucoure, Gray, Townsend, Gordon, Richarlison

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette

FA Cup 3rd Round: Non-league clubs hoping for big names

18:56 , Michael Jones

The beauty of the FA Cup is the opportunity for non-league and lower-league sides to play a fixture against one of the big names in the English football pyramid.

There are four non-league clubs still in the competition with Yeovil, Chesterfield, and Kidderminster already through to the third round and one of Boreham Wood or St Albans City - who face each other tonight - also getting through.

Is a trip to Old Trafford on the cards for one of them? Will any of them be welcoming Pep Guardiola and Premier League champions Manchester City? A trip to Anfield perhaps? We’ll find out shortly.

FA Cup 3rd Round: How to watch the draw

18:49 , Michael Jones

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place tonight before the second-round fixture between Boreham Wood and St Albans City, with the two National League rivals fighting it out for a chance to be paired with a Premier League giant in the next stage.

The draw will be show live on ITV4 as part of the coverage for tonight’s game and we’ll reveal all the fixtures as they are drawn.

There is always the potential for upsets on the cards when the FA Cup third round draw takes place, as the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition and join those from non-league and the lower reaches of the footballing pyramid who have made it this far.

Leicester City are the defending champions having beaten Chelsea in last season’s final at Wembley and they will learn their fate along with the other big names from the top flight at around 7pm.

Everton vs Arsenal: Marcel Brands leaves director of football role at Everton

18:44 , Michael Jones

Marcel Brands has left his role as director of football at Everton the club confirmed late on Sunday night.

The Dutchman had been at Goodison Park since the summer of 2018 and was involved in the Toffees spending close to £300million during that period.

It failed to translate into on-field success, however, and with Everton struggling this season, Brands was relieved of his duties.

Marcel Brands leaves director of football role at Everton

Everton vs Arsenal: Head-to-head

18:40 , Michael Jones

Everton could win three successive Premier League games against Arsenal for the first time since 1986. Arsenal’s run of three winless league matches at Goodison Park is their longest sequence without an away victory there since 1994.

The Gunners have scored a club record 111 Premier League goals against Everton, while their 98 wins in this fixture is a top-flight record for any team against the same opponent.

Everton vs Arsenal: Recent results

18:36 , Michael Jones

These two sides are seemingly on different trajectories. Rafa Benitez’s Everton are plummeting towards the relegation zone of the whilst Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal slowly rise towards the top four.

The Toffees are winless in eight Premier League matches - a run dating back to 25th September - and suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat to local rivals Liverpool last time out.

The Gunners meanwhile had gone eight games unbeaten in the league before similarly losing heavily to Liverpool. They’ve since stumbled after a 2-0 win over Newcastle was quickly followed up with a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United last Thursday but victory tonight will get Arsenal back on track for a top four challenge.

FA Cup 3rd Round: Five non-league clubs still in draw

18:27 , Michael Jones

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place at 7pm tonight and sees the introduction of the Premier League and Championship teams.

They join the lower-league and non-league clubs who made it through this weekend’s second-round ties including five non-league sides.

The lowest ranked side left in the draw are National League North’s Kidderminster Harriers, who play in the sixth tier of English football. They are definitely through after beating FC Halifax Town on Sunday, while National League’s Yeovil knocked out League Two’s Stevenage.

National League leaders Chesterfield won 2-0 at League Two’s Salford City. Boreham Wood, who also play in the National League, and St Albans City, who play in the National League South, will also feature in the draw ahead of their clash this evening.

FA Cup 3rd Round: When will the ties take place?

18:06 , Jack Rathborn

The 32 third-round matches will take place between Friday 7 January and Monday 10 January.

Everton vs Arsenal: Prediction

17:47 , Jack Rathborn

Arsenal have recovered their season well and are playing consistently at the moment but they are coming up against an Everton who are hurting after their derby loss. Rafa Benitez’ side need a win and they should find it against the Gunners. Everton 1-0 Arsenal.

Everton vs Arsenal: Odds

17:47 , Jack Rathborn

Everton - 23/10

Draw - 12/5

Arsenal - 11/10

Everton vs Arsenal: Predicted line-ups

17:46 , Jack Rathborn

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne; Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Gordon; Gray; Richarlison

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang

Everton vs Arsenal: Team news

17:46 , Jack Rathborn

Everton are having an injury crisis at the moment with several stars out of action. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Salomon Rondon, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina are all injured and not expected to play against Arsenal.

For Arsenal, only Sead Kolasinac and Grant Xhaka are not available for the match.

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw: What are the draw numbers?

17:45 , Jamie Braidwood

1. AFC Bournemouth

2. Arsenal

3. Aston Villa

4. Barnsley

5. Birmingham City

6. Blackburn Rovers

7. Blackpool

8. Brentford

9. Brighton & Hove Albion

10. Bristol City

11. Burnley

12. Cardiff City

13. Chelsea

14. Coventry City

15. Crystal Palace

16. Derby County

17. Everton

18. Fulham

19. Huddersfield Town

20. Hull City

21. Leeds United

22. Leicester City

23. Liverpool

24. Luton Town

25. Manchester City

26. Manchester United

27. Middlesbrough

28. Millwall

29. Newcastle United

30. Norwich City

31. Nottingham Forest

32. Peterborough United

33. Preston North End

34. Queens Park Rangers

35. Reading

36. Sheffield United

37. Southampton

38. Stoke City

39. Swansea City

40. Tottenham Hotspur

41. Watford

42. West Bromwich Albion

43. West Ham United

44. Wolverhampton Wanderers

45. Yeovil Town

46. Bristol Rovers

47. Port Vale

48. Morecambe

49. Hartlepool United

50. AFC Wimbledon

51. Wigan Athletic

52. Leyton Orient

53. Cambridge United

54. Mansfield Town

55. Swindon Town

56. Rotherham United

57. Charlton Athletic

58. Boreham Wood or St Albans City

59. Kidderminster Harriers

60. Shrewsbury Town

61. Chesterfield

62. Plymouth Argyle

63. Ipswich Town or Barrow

64. Harrogate Town

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