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Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Everton 2 Arsenal 5: Ronald Koeman on the brink after five-star Gunners claim much-needed away win

If this was the end for Ronald Koeman it came not with a bang but with the most pitiful of whimpers. This is how you know your time may be up: when Mesut Ozil out jumps your entire defence to score a header. “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” was the gleeful cry from the visiting fans as the Everton manager stood forlorn and powerless at the game’s conclusion. Frankly, after this showing, Koeman will be lucky to last that long. Seeing your team outplayed, out thought and even – heaven forfend – out muscled by Arsenal is not the most vivid demonstration that you are the man to lead this fine old club out of its dramatic slump. And to think, after the abject home performance against Lyon in the Europa League, a match which had done little more than showcase the multi-tasking capabilities of local fathers as they combined child care with hooliganism, things had started rather well for the beleaguered Everton boss. When his side actually took the lead here after just twelve minutes it looked as if his luck had finally changed. Arsenal had begun the game with a zip, passing the ball at pace between the Everton lines, prising open the home defence as if it were constructed of melting butter. But as is their wont, they had failed to capitalise on dominance, squandering three cunningly worked one-on-ones. Actually squander is a little harsh on Jordan Pickford, who saved brilliantly from both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette. Time looks to be running out on Koeman's reign Credit: AFP/Getty Images But then, with twelve minutes gone, Idressa Gueye slid in on the perpetually dawdling Granit Xhaka in the middle of the Arsenal half. Wayne Rooney picked up the loose ball, waited for runners to distract attention, then took two touches before curling a beautiful shot past Petr Cech. Almost fifteen years to the day since he announced himself to the world with a spectacular goal against Arsenal, he reminded us he was still around with another. The bad news for Koeman was it never seemed likely to keep a plodding, unimaginative, incoherent Everton in the game. Arsenal may have been profligate in the opening moments, but they were in sufficient control to keep conjuring up chances. Pickford had already saved well turn an Alexis Sanchez strike round the post before the inevitable equaliser came. This time the goalkeeper could only parry a Xhaka shot straight into Nacho Monreal’s path. The defender slammed the ball home in a manner that might have been meant as instruction to his forward colleagues. Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal In a bid to add some zest, at half time Koeman brought Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams. It did little to invigorate his insipid side. The second half had barely got underway when, invited to run by Lacazatte’s pass, Sanchez scooted down the left and snapped a lovely cross into the box. Ozil, arriving ahead of Phil Jagielka, deftly headed home. It was the first time Arsene Wenger had played Lacazatte, Sanchez and Ozil together. Watching them combine so fluently, you could only wonder what took him so long. As the chances began to arrive with metronomic regularity, Ozil was by now running the game, playing with a broadening grin on his face. “He was superb, agile, quick, intelligent, always at the service of the team with the quality of his passing,” said Wenger, whose 68th birthday could not have gone more sweetly. “He’s an exceptional football player.” Monreal opens the scoring for Arsenal Credit:  Action Images via Reuters Any hope Koeman might have had of streaking a recovery evaporated on 68 minutes when Gueye, until then key to what little effective play the home side could conjure, launched himself at Xhaka’s ankles and was dismissed for a second bookable offence. It was the cue to an avalanche. 14 shots on target Arsenal conjured as Everton’s defence chased shadows. The third Arsenal goal came when Ozil drifted unopposed down the right and, with colleagues lining up in the area, found Lacazette who gleefully side footed home. Koeman hardly enhanced his standing with the home fans when he substituted the local favourite Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an announcement widely booed. Unlike the reaction to the news that Jack Wilshere, whose name had been chanted throughout by the visiting supporters, was to come on for Lacazette.   Idrissa Gueye is sent off in the second half Credit: Action Images via Reuters And when Ramsey added the fourth at the end of normal time, the trickle of those in the home stands heading for the exits turned into a flood. This was a wholesale demonstration of voting with their feet, with thousands missing first the substitute Oumar Niasse’s stumbled late, late consolation for Everton and, perhaps fortuitously, Sanchez’s brilliant solo effort to give Arsenal a fifth goal. “Taxi for Koeman,” someone shouted as that strike finally crushed local spirits. What was most telling about his chances of surviving this crisis is that, by the time the final whistle blew, there was barely anyone left in Goodison to order him one. 3:28PM Shots galore Arsenal had 30 shots in the match - one every three minutes. It really could have been any score, but birthday boy Arsene Wenger will be delighted to see his team claim their first away win of the season.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:25PM Full-time That's it - Arsenal come away with a 5-2 win, and are up to fifth. Everton drop to 18th and find themselves in the relegation zone.  3:24PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 90+5) What a strange game this has been, and it ends with a third goal in five minutes. Ramsey flicks the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidesteps his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.  Everton 2 - 5 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 90 + 5 min) 3:21PM GOAL! Everton 2 Arsenal 4 (Niasse 90+3') That is absolutely awful from Arsenal, as Monreal sells Cech short with a weak back-pass that ends with Niasse tackling the Arsenal goalkeeper and walking in a late consolation goal.  Everton 2 - 4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse, 90 + 3 min) 3:18PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 4 (Ramsey 90') He's been sniffing around looking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey does get on the scoresheet. Wilshere does brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey takes a touch and passes the ball home at Pickford's near post.  Everton 1 - 4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 90 min) 3:16PM 89 min Now it's Kolasinac's turn to have a chance, but he can't direct his header goalwards from Sanchez's excellent cross.  3:14PM 86 min Koscielny is booked for clipping Niasse. Cue ironic cheers from Goodison Park from the Everton fans who feel they've been hard done by this afternoon.  3:12PM 85 min What a hit that is from Xhaka, but his 25-yard piledriver crashes onto the crossbar. Arsenal then canter through again, but Wilshere is eventually forced wide and his cross is hacked clear.  Everton are absolutely all over the place. This really could have been about 10-1.  3:11PM 83 min Alexis really should have his first Premier League goal of the campaign, but he nods Bellerin's cross wide from a few yards out at the near post.  3:09PM 82 min Arsenal look like scoring now every time they win back possession. Sanchez looks set to score his first league goal of the season, but Wilshere overhits his attempted through ball to the Chilean.  The outstanding Ozil is then replaced by Coquelin.  3:07PM 80 min Davies has a go from range but it's a pea-roller straight into Cech's grateful arms. It's Everton's first shot on target since their goal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 3:06PM 79 min Wilshere's first contribution is to over-hit a pass that rolls straight out of play. Jack's back!  3:05PM 78 min Big moment for Jack Wilshere, who comes on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months.  3:03PM 75 min Everton respond with a double change - Lookman and Niasse on for Calvert-Lewin and Rooney.  3:02PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette 74') Vlasic gives the ball away to Bellerin, who works the ball to Ozil via Sanchez. Ozil strolls forward and picks Lacazette out with a pin-point pull-back, and the Frenchman picks out the top corner. Finally a well-deserved assist for Ozil! Everton 1 - 3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, 74 min) 2:59PM 72 min Arsenal monopolising possession since that red, and trying to take the sting out of the game.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 2:56PM 69 min Red card! Gueye gets a second booking for flying into a tackle on Xhaka. No arguments from Everton there, and that has been coming pretty much from the moment Gueye was booked in the first half.  2:55PM 68 min It's so quiet at Goodison Park where the atmosphere has been pretty flat all afternoon. Koeman surely is thinking about a sub to try and freshen things up.  2:53PM 66 min The mic picked up an Arsenal voice saying "leave it" as an Everton cross came in from the right. Technically a bookable offence, that.  2:51PM 64 min Koscielny is going on a few mazy runs down the right, and another one ends with him slipping a ball up the line to Ramsey, whose cross is well cut out by the substitute Davies.  From the resulting corner, Sanchez works the space for a shot that is blocked by Gueye.  2:49PM 62 min Calvert-Lewin is fine to continue, and the game resumes.  Mesut Ozil celebrates making it 2-1  2:47PM 59 min A bit of a stoppage as Calvert-Lewin receives treatment after being accidentally caught in the face by the back of Monreal's boot.  2:43PM 55 min Should have been 3-1. Koscielny gallops forward down the right and finds Ramsey with a clever pull-back. Ramsey though leans back and sends his shot well over from the penalty spot. Wasteful again from Arsenal.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:41PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 2 (Ozil 53') Another wonderful Arsenal move finally ends in a goal, as Sanchez lifts in a perfect cross from the left that Ozil meets with a bullet header. It all started when an Everton attack broke down and Ramsey and Lacazette led a swift counter-attack. That sort of thing has been happening all afternoon.  Everton 1 - 2 Arsenal (Mesut Özil, 53 min) 2:40PM 52 min Kenny does brilliantly down the Everton right to skip past Kolasinac and burst into the box, but Koscielny comes across to make the clearance.  2:38PM 50 min The visitors on the front foot at the start of the half, but Bellerin and then Koscielny fail to find a team-mate with crosses from the right.  2:36PM 49 min Arsenal have a free-kick from about 35 yards out that Alexis decides to shoot from. It's a poor effort though and smashes into Vlasic.  2:35PM 48 min Keane heads over at the near post after Sigurdsson sends in another deep free-kick from the right.  2:33PM 46 min We're back under way, and there was an Everton change at half-time - Davies on for Williams, who was on a yellow card. So Everton have reverted to four at the back, and surely they can't be as open as they were in that first half?  2:30PM Ozil due an assist The most chances created by a player in a single game this season is 7. Mesut Özil has created six in the first half alone today.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) October 22, 2017 2:24PM First-half summary What a strange half that was. Arsenal should be at least two or three goals to the good, but a combination of wasteful finishing and inspired Pickford goalkeeping means it's level at the break. It was looking even worse for Arsenal until Monreal's equaliser after Rooney had given Everton an early lead against the run of play.  Gueye has been excellent for Everton - though Arsenal will be relieved he's now on a yellow card - but Pickford has been the game's outstanding performer, and made eight saves already. For Arsenal, Ozil has been excellent and were it not for his team-mates profligacy could have a few assists to his name already.   You'd think Koeman would have to change things at half-time because Everton have been exposed again and again, especially on the counter.  Arsenal have had 17 shots already, and nine on target.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:18PM 45+2 mins Sigurdsson loops in a free-kick that Calvert-Lewin heads over. It looked like a deflection off Koscielny but goal-kick is the verdict.  The half-time whistle then goes and it's 1-1 at the break.  2:16PM 45 min Ozil today must be feeling like a bowler whose fielders keep dropping catches. He's created so many goalscoring opportunities, and yet a first assist of the season continues to elude him.   Two minutes of time to be added on.  2:14PM 44 min I wonder how many times I'll type this before the game is out, but it's another excellent save from Pickford, who comes out quickly to smother Alexis's dinked effort. Once again it was Ozil who created the chance.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Alexis Sánchez, 44 min) 2:13PM 43 min Monreal is furious at Calvert-Lewin after the Everton striker nudges him off the pitch into the advertising hoardings. Calvert-Lewin's punishment is a quite word from the ref.  2:11PM 41 min It could be two in two minutes for Arsenal, but Bellerin shoots wastefully wide at the near post when he had plenty of options in the middle. Cue inevitable commentator complaint about the need to go across goal in that type of situation.  2:10PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 1 (Monreal 40') At last. Arsenal finally get on the scoresheet. Xhaka's deflected shot is parried, and Monreal follows up brilliantly with a left-footed half-volley that Pickford can't keep out. That's two goals in three matches for Monreal.  Everton 1 - 1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal, 40 min) 2:08PM 37 min Yet more wastefulness from Arsenal, who are writing the book on that particular topic this afternoon. Sanchez has Kolasinac charging into space outside him down the left, but he instead looks inside for Ramsey and overhits the pass.  2:05PM 35 min Fair play to Gueye, that booking has clearly not affected his appetite for a tackle, as moments after receiving the yellow card he goes charging into a challenge inside the box and wins the ball cleanly from Bellerin.   2:04PM 34 min Gueye goes into the book for persistent fouling - the latest one is a little clip of Sanchez's heels.  2:02PM 32 min From the resulting free-kick, an Everton clearance lands at Bellerin's feet on the edge of the box. The Spaniard catches his shot well but Pickford makes the save.  Everton vs Arsenal shots on goal 2:01PM 31 min Arsenal players are furious with Craig Pawson, who elects against showing Williams a second yellow card for impeding Lacazette. To be fair to the Everton defender there wasn't a great deal in that.  2:00PM 30 min Another promising Arsenal move - featuring some lovely interplay with Ozil and Sanchez - ends with Pickford claiming Bellerin's low cross.  1:57PM 27 min More good Everton pressure, which ends with Rooney's left-footed cross nodded wide by Calvert-Lewin.  1:54PM 24 min Gueye has just put in another superb tackle to win the ball off Ramsey - the midfielder has really been superb today. Vlasic then does brilliantly to power his way into a crossing position down the left, but Mertesacker again is in the right position to get the ball away.   1:52PM 21 min Everton pushing for a second, but Mertesacker gets across well to block Baines' low cross from the left.  Possession: Everton vs Arsenal 1:49PM 18 min Surely by the law of averages Arsenal will score eventually, but at the moment it just won't go in. Lacazette is again close, but his effort from the inside-right channel about 15 yards out is deflected wide by Williams' sliding challenge.  1:47PM 16 min Arsenal so close to an equaliser but again Pickford makes a great save. The goalkeeper spills Sanchez's free-kick but then leaps into action to deny Ramsey's attempt to smash home the rebound.  Attempt Saved: Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 16 min) 1:45PM 15 min Blimey, it's very nearly 2-0 as Cech slips and kicks the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ball ricochets wide of the goal and Monreal can clear.  1:43PM GOAL! Everton 1 Arsenal 0 (Rooney 12') Well wouldn't you just know it?! Arsenal have been completely in charge, but it's Everton who take the lead. Gueye dispossesses Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sends the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney takes a touch and then bends one perfectly into the top corner. 15 years since scoring against Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Rooney has done it again.   Fingers will be pointed at Xhaka again for his role in that.  Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal (Wayne Rooney, 12 min) 1:40PM 9 min How are Arsenal not in front? Everton again so exposed as Arsenal break clear, but Lacazette smashes a shot straight at Pickford from about six yards out. It was a brilliant turn by the Frenchman to get the chance from Ramsey's cross, but once he'd done that it really should have been 1-0.  Arsenal were very wasteful against Watford last week, and it's been a similar story so far here.   1:37PM 7 min Pickford is called into action again as Lacazette fizzes one in at him from an acute angle down the left. It was another sumptuous Ozil pass that created the chance.  1:36PM 6 min Everton look very vulnerable at the moment, with Rooney's forays forward leaving Gueye pretty isolated in central midfield.  1:35PM 5 min Arsenal appealing for a penalty after Pickford bundles into Sanchez. It would have been harsh, but just before Keane was lucky that Sanchez stayed up just before rather than going down as the defender slid in.  1:33PM 3 min What a chance for Arsenal! A lovely move ends with Ozil slipping in Ramsey, but the Welshman's effort from about 12 yards out is saved by Pickford. That really should have been 1-0.  Attempt Saved: Everton 0 - 0 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey, 3 min) 1:32PM 2 min Sigurdsson floats a free-kick from around 40 yards out into the swirling wind, but Arsenal can comfortably clear. Gueye puts in a meaty tackle on Ozil to the delight of the home crowd.   1:30PM Kick-off We're under way at Goodison Park.  A reminder of the teams for this one: Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 1:26PM Teams are out Kick-off is just a few minutes away.  1:23PM Hillier breaks his silence I wonder what percentage of Arsenal's Twitter following has a clue who David Hillier is.  Here's David Hillier's #EFCvAFC prediction - now let's have yours... ⚽️ First scorer: _____ �� Match result: _____ pic.twitter.com/bi85ssIhNV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017 1:13PM Away day blues Arsenal's away record in 2017 really is shockingly bad. They're yet to win away in the league this season, and overall they have picked up just 14 points on the road - the same as West Ham, Watford, Burnley. By way of context, Spurs have picked up 32, while Manchester City and Chelsea have both claimed 29.  1:05PM Nostalgia There have been many wonderful goals scored in this fixture - Rooney's stunning winner as a 16-year-old springs to mind - but surely none weirder than this bizarre Sylvain Wiltord effort from February 2002. It proved to be a significant goal, as it ensured a 1-0 win that was the first of 14 straight league victories that swept Arsenal to the title.  12:56PM Koeman vs Wenger Wenger, who celebrates his 68th birthday, has never much enjoyed facing team's managed by Koeman. The Dutchman has won five of the meetings between the pair to Wenger's three, with the other five ending in draws.  There's been a bit of needle between the pair as well in the past, with Koeman feeling that Wenger has been a sore loser when Arsenal have been defeated.  After Everton's 2-1 win last December, Koeman responded to Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg by saying: "I'm not surprised because it's the third [home game] in a row I won against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee. "I'm sorry Arsenal, we won through the referee." 12:44PM Preamble Afternoon all, Welcome to the first of today's Premier League double header, which will definitively tell us whether  north London or Merseyside is the greater football powerhouse.  In the 1.30 KO we have an Arsenal side reeling from last week's defeat at Watford against an Everton team still coming to terms with the fact that a supporter punched an opposition player while holding his child in their last match.  While that may sound more like a story from the Sky 1 drama Dream Team, it did actually happen, and is in keeping with Everton's disastrous season to date.  After a summer spent buying loads of players for loads of money, but failing to sign a striker despite Romelu Lukaku's departure, Ronald Koeman's side have failed to gel, and the manager increasingly looks as though he's been sleeping on a park bench.  Ronald Koeman has had a tough time of it of late Thankfully for Koeman, everyone's favourite punch-bag Arsenal could be just what his ailing, 16th-placed side needs to perk them up. Arsene Wenger's merry bunch of weaklings are fresh from having their collective head flushed down the toilet by Troy Deeney last week, and a trip north of Hertfordshire will probably leave Granit Xhaka et al. asking matron if they can get a sicknote to miss this match. In the equivalent fixture last season, Everton were in similarly poor form having won  just one of their previous 10 matches but they roused themselves and won 2-1 against an off-colour Arsenal.  Today is a match that neither side can afford to lose given the swirling discontent at both Goodison and the Emirates, so we could be in for a cautious 90 minutes. That said, it has never been Arsene Wenger's style to set up a team that is difficult to beat, so maybe we're just as likely to have a 3-0 win either way. Plus Arsenal - who would leap from 7th to 5th win a win today - have only drawn three times in their last 34 Premier League matches, so a stalemate looks unlikely.  It's a very difficult one to call as both teams are capable of staggering ineptitude, but I'll go with Everton 2 Arsenal 1.  12:40PM What does it all mean?  So, Everton look like they're lining up win a 3-4-3, with Williams, Keane and Jagielka all starting at centre-backs. Schneiderlin misses out with injury, while Calvert-Lewin gets the nod over Niasse up front.  For Arsenal, Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette start together for the first time, while Ramsey is back in central midfield alongside Xhaka, who remains in the team despite his dereliction of duty against Watford last week.   12:34PM Team news The teams are in for this one... Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Joel, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Holding, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud 12:32PM Preview What is it? It's the first of a big Super Sunday double-header - Everton vs Arsenal at Goodison Park. When is it? It's on Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 1.30pm start. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow the match here throughout the afternoon. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Everton: James McCarthy could make his first-team comeback in Everton's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday having recovered from his knee injury. Fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin limped off during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League loss to Lyon but is expected to be able to feature in the contest at Goodison Park this weekend. Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are set to return to the matchday squad after being rested for the game against the French side, along with Oumar Niasse, who was ineligible on Thursday. Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Williams, Keane, Jagielka, Holgate, Martina, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Besic, McCarthy, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Mirallas, Sandro, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Pick your Everton team to play Arsenal Arsenal: Arsene Wenger will make a raft of changes for Arsenal's Premier League trip to Everton but will be without forward Danny Welbeck. The Gunners won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday but a host of first-team players did not travel to Serbia and will return at Goodison Park, while Wenger will hope both Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey will be fit enough to be in contention. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette will be in line to start but Welbeck (groin) is missing, as are Calum Chambers (hip), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle). Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Coquelin, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Lacazette. Pick your Arsenal team to play Everton What are they saying? Ronald Koeman And when asked on Friday if he still had strong support from Moshiri, the Dutchman said: "Yes, that has not changed. "We have daily contact, weekly contact. Everybody is of course a little bit worried about the situation, but that's normal." Speaking at his press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Koeman - whose side are 16th in the table, and bottom of their Europa League group - added: "I hate to lose, but I am still the man, and we fight for everything to turn it around. "Of course, the pressure is on the manager. "I watch television and I am sometimes on social media. I know what is going around, and that's normal. That's football. "I don't step back, I go forward. Let's hope for three points, and after Sunday everybody will be more happy maybe than yesterday." Arsene Wenger "It is impossible to come off that intensity (against Red Star) and then play against Everton," Wenger said when asked if wholesale changes could be expected at Goodison Park. "Of course, I left 10 or 11 players at home and I decided to rotate at the start of the season. "It is important to see that these players get stronger and stronger in every game. We play on Tuesday again, at home, so we have to have a global plan. We have to." What are the odds? Everton to win 3/1 Draw 13/5 Arsenal to win 10/11 What's our prediction? The side plunged deep into crisis faces the side only ever a defeat away from crisis: this is not a match for the faint-hearted. Buoyed by victory in Europe in midweek, Arsenal will be looking to demonstrate they do indeed have cojones. Jim White's prediction 0-2 

Ronald Koeman admits Everton future is uncertain after Arsenal thrashing

Ronald Koeman has admitted he does not know whether he still has a long-term future as Everton manager after his struggling side slumped to a new low with a 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal. The Merseysiders now occupy a relegation berth after their third home defeat in the Premier League already this season, while they are also facing elimination from the Europa League at the group stage.  It is not what their board anticipated after sanctioning £140million of summer spending. It is also not what the fans anticipated as they greeted the new season with a surge of optimism back in August. Though, as Koeman himself said, the decision about whether his tenure will continue much longer is not his to make. “I don’t know,” he replied, when asked whether this result could cost him his job. “I told the players I believe the players and the commitment of the players, but if you are negative thinking, I can understand it. If you start to think negative maybe it is no solution.  “All the rumours are normal. The team is under performing, mentally confidence is struggling. That’s what we need to change. I don’t know. I always speak or text to the board. Also tonight.”  Everton had no answer to a rampant Arsenal  Credit: Getty images The subject of his next text might not be exactly encouraging. As Arsenal’s fifth goal went in, the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri was photographed in the directors box sitting alongside the chairman Bill Kenwright, who held his head in his hands. Meanwhile, one of his guests in the box turned to the press area immediately behind it and shouted “Taxi for Koeman. He’s got to go tonight. If not sooner.” As votes of confidence go it was not the most visibly robust. “I think it is not the moment,” Koeman said when pressed on his prospects. “Everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negative then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers is normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation, mentally, confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation. Ask somebody else.”  Koeman showed little sign of being anxious to fight his corner. Invited in his post-match press conference to offer up the positives he might feel are still to be found in the dressing room, the Dutchman snapped at his inquisitor. “Don’t talk about positives, the final result is 5-2 defeat at home. Write what you like to write.”  Everton's defected players walk back to the centre circle Credit: Getty images But what was perhaps the most telling reaction to the defeat came from the crowd. Many had arrived at Goodison anxious to rally behind the beleaguered Dutchman. Particularly as a newspaper report had suggested David Moyes was being lined up to replace him. But nothing went right in the game, as Everton were eviscerated by a rampant Arsenal.  A season which had begun with such optimism was fizzling out before their eyes. And gradually the home fans began to turn, first booing Koeman’s substitution of local hero Dominic Calvert Lewin, then vacating the ground wholesale as Arsenals’ territorial superiority was converted into late goals. And Koeman’s flat, weary response to questioning after the game did not suggest a man eager to lead the fight back. “We start well, already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. We were a little unlucky to concede to 1-1. We had to change this. At 1-2 I thought we could get one point. After the sending off of Gana it was really difficult. It was already difficult 11 against 11 and now it was impossible.”  To claim that the sending off marked the difference was first rate straw-grasping: frankly the way they were ceding space and possession to a vastly superior Arsenal side, in which the front three of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez demonstrated Manchester City levels of attacking verve, Everton could have played 13 men and still lost. 

Ronald Koeman admits Everton future is uncertain after Arsenal thrashing

Ronald Koeman has admitted he does not know whether he still has a long-term future as Everton manager after his struggling side slumped to a new low with a 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal. The Merseysiders now occupy a relegation berth after their third home defeat in the Premier League already this season, while they are also facing elimination from the Europa League at the group stage.  It is not what their board anticipated after sanctioning £140million of summer spending. It is also not what the fans anticipated as they greeted the new season with a surge of optimism back in August. Though, as Koeman himself said, the decision about whether his tenure will continue much longer is not his to make. “I don’t know,” he replied, when asked whether this result could cost him his job. “I told the players I believe the players and the commitment of the players, but if you are negative thinking, I can understand it. If you start to think negative maybe it is no solution.  “All the rumours are normal. The team is under performing, mentally confidence is struggling. That’s what we need to change. I don’t know. I always speak or text to the board. Also tonight.”  Everton had no answer to a rampant Arsenal  Credit: Getty images The subject of his next text might not be exactly encouraging. As Arsenal’s fifth goal went in, the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri was photographed in the directors box sitting alongside the chairman Bill Kenwright, who held his head in his hands. Meanwhile, one of his guests in the box turned to the press area immediately behind it and shouted “Taxi for Koeman. He’s got to go tonight. If not sooner.” As votes of confidence go it was not the most visibly robust. “I think it is not the moment,” Koeman said when pressed on his prospects. “Everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negative then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers is normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation, mentally, confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation. Ask somebody else.”  Koeman showed little sign of being anxious to fight his corner. Invited in his post-match press conference to offer up the positives he might feel are still to be found in the dressing room, the Dutchman snapped at his inquisitor. “Don’t talk about positives, the final result is 5-2 defeat at home. Write what you like to write.”  Everton's defected players walk back to the centre circle Credit: Getty images But what was perhaps the most telling reaction to the defeat came from the crowd. Many had arrived at Goodison anxious to rally behind the beleaguered Dutchman. Particularly as a newspaper report had suggested David Moyes was being lined up to replace him. But nothing went right in the game, as Everton were eviscerated by a rampant Arsenal.  A season which had begun with such optimism was fizzling out before their eyes. And gradually the home fans began to turn, first booing Koeman’s substitution of local hero Dominic Calvert Lewin, then vacating the ground wholesale as Arsenals’ territorial superiority was converted into late goals. And Koeman’s flat, weary response to questioning after the game did not suggest a man eager to lead the fight back. “We start well, already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. We were a little unlucky to concede to 1-1. We had to change this. At 1-2 I thought we could get one point. After the sending off of Gana it was really difficult. It was already difficult 11 against 11 and now it was impossible.”  To claim that the sending off marked the difference was first rate straw-grasping: frankly the way they were ceding space and possession to a vastly superior Arsenal side, in which the front three of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez demonstrated Manchester City levels of attacking verve, Everton could have played 13 men and still lost. 

Ronald Koeman admits Everton future is uncertain after Arsenal thrashing

Ronald Koeman has admitted he does not know whether he still has a long-term future as Everton manager after his struggling side slumped to a new low with a 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal. The Merseysiders now occupy a relegation berth after their third home defeat in the Premier League already this season, while they are also facing elimination from the Europa League at the group stage.  It is not what their board anticipated after sanctioning £140million of summer spending. It is also not what the fans anticipated as they greeted the new season with a surge of optimism back in August. Though, as Koeman himself said, the decision about whether his tenure will continue much longer is not his to make. “I don’t know,” he replied, when asked whether this result could cost him his job. “I told the players I believe the players and the commitment of the players, but if you are negative thinking, I can understand it. If you start to think negative maybe it is no solution.  “All the rumours are normal. The team is under performing, mentally confidence is struggling. That’s what we need to change. I don’t know. I always speak or text to the board. Also tonight.”  Everton had no answer to a rampant Arsenal  Credit: Getty images The subject of his next text might not be exactly encouraging. As Arsenal’s fifth goal went in, the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri was photographed in the directors box sitting alongside the chairman Bill Kenwright, who held his head in his hands. Meanwhile, one of his guests in the box turned to the press area immediately behind it and shouted “Taxi for Koeman. He’s got to go tonight. If not sooner.” As votes of confidence go it was not the most visibly robust. “I think it is not the moment,” Koeman said when pressed on his prospects. “Everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negative then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers is normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation, mentally, confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation. Ask somebody else.”  Koeman showed little sign of being anxious to fight his corner. Invited in his post-match press conference to offer up the positives he might feel are still to be found in the dressing room, the Dutchman snapped at his inquisitor. “Don’t talk about positives, the final result is 5-2 defeat at home. Write what you like to write.”  Everton's defected players walk back to the centre circle Credit: Getty images But what was perhaps the most telling reaction to the defeat came from the crowd. Many had arrived at Goodison anxious to rally behind the beleaguered Dutchman. Particularly as a newspaper report had suggested David Moyes was being lined up to replace him. But nothing went right in the game, as Everton were eviscerated by a rampant Arsenal.  A season which had begun with such optimism was fizzling out before their eyes. And gradually the home fans began to turn, first booing Koeman’s substitution of local hero Dominic Calvert Lewin, then vacating the ground wholesale as Arsenals’ territorial superiority was converted into late goals. And Koeman’s flat, weary response to questioning after the game did not suggest a man eager to lead the fight back. “We start well, already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. We were a little unlucky to concede to 1-1. We had to change this. At 1-2 I thought we could get one point. After the sending off of Gana it was really difficult. It was already difficult 11 against 11 and now it was impossible.”  To claim that the sending off marked the difference was first rate straw-grasping: frankly the way they were ceding space and possession to a vastly superior Arsenal side, in which the front three of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez demonstrated Manchester City levels of attacking verve, Everton could have played 13 men and still lost. 

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1: Harry Kane and co. humiliate Jurgen Klopp's shambolic defence

Liverpool were Kaned and should be caned after this. Harry Kane scored twice and bullied an appalling Liverpool defence as a wonderfully rampant Tottenham Hotspur surged to an impressive, emphatic victory that showed they are in this Premier League title race. Liverpool, meanwhile, are already 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just nine games and no top-flight side has conceded more away goals than them so far this season. Spurs were winless in their previous nine league games against Liverpool, they have suffered the Wembley hoodoo this season, but all that was banished in front of the biggest-ever Premier League crowd of 80,827. Close to the end Kane departed to a standing ovation, holding the back of his leg, with Pochettino checking he was okay. He was right to show concern, Kane is irreplaceable. Liverpool were defensively disastrous, a shambles, and Dejan Lovren paid the price as he was hauled off after just over half an hour, an ignominious departure for the centre-half made even worse because it was not as if manager Jurgen Klopp – who has questions to answer - changed his system. Lovren just had to go. Kane gives Tottenham an early lead Credit: Getty Images Before that he had gifted Spurs two goals and, had Heung-Min Son been more fortunate, and more clinical, he could have had a first-half hat-trick. Instead he claimed one but not before Kane had struck. Less than four minutes had elapsed when Kieran Trippier chipped the ball forward, after combining with Christian Eriksen and Son from a throw-in, with Lovren losing Kane who ran between him and Joel Matip before lifting the ball past Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper had compounded it by running rashly from goal, when there was cover, catching Kane, who could have gone down but steadied himself to shoot into the unguarded net. It was Kane’s first league goal at Wembley. Then, horribly, Lovren blundered again as he completely mis-judged a long throw from Hugo Lloris allowing Kane to run free down the right with the striker sprinting on and crossing low for Son who superbly guided his shot past Mignolet. It was a car-crash for Liverpool and they were caught out again with Son running onto Eriksen’s through ball, which arced between Lovren and Matip, for the Korean to thump a right-foot shot that struck the under-side of the cross-bar and bounced out. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had changed his line-up and formation once more, with a 5-3-2 approach as Son played alongside Kane in attack, and it seemed they would threaten again when Kane did well to turn Emre Can and run from his own half. Liverpool players swarmed around him, Kane went down but the ball was legitimately turned over with Jordan Henderson angling it forward, deflecting off Dele Alli’s head and between Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier for Mohamed Salah to run on to and steer a low shot across Lloris. Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal Suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in it and pressing but Alli then slid a smart pass beyond Lovren for Son who, clear on goal, saw his shot blocked by Mignolet with an outstretched left leg. Klopp had seen enough. Off came Lovren, on went Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he was pushed up on the left with Philippe Coutinho dropping into midfield, Joe Gomez inside to centre-half and Can back to right-back. It was from there, though, on the stroke of half-time that Can brought down Alli, after being tricked by the midfielder, and Eriksen’s free-kick was headed out by Matip, as he back-pedalled, but only to the edge of his own where it was met by Alli. Can did not react and Alli volleyed sweetly past Mignolet. For Liverpool, it got worse. Into the second-half and Mignolet flapped at a free-kick, punching it for no reason when there was no Spurs player close to him, delivering it straight to Vertonghen whose shot was cleared off the line by Roberto Firmino but only to Kane. And we all know what then happens. Another goal. Liverpool appeared spent but Coutinho was only denied by Lloris with a brilliant one-handed save, at full-stretch, who pushing his left-foot shot onto the cross-bar and then recovered quickly to collect the rebound. Then Oxlade-Chamberlain won the ball down the right and pulled it back to Salah whose side-footed shot was kicked away by Lloris as he adjusted his feet quickly. The game played itself out and despite those saves Liverpool had long been beaten. 5:58PM What a time to be a Spurs fan  That United v Spurs match next week really is so exciting (or at least it is until you remember that Mourinho will be managing one of the team) and the way the two sides are playing at the moment, Tottenham should have the confidence to go there and get a win.  Once again they were outstanding today, with the English trio of Kane, Winks and Alli all superb. Pochettino's back five were also excellent and largely restricted Liverpool to hopeful crosses that were meat and drink for Vertonghen et al.  For Liverpool, it was another defensive horror show, with the hapless Lovren hooked after a half-hour nightmare where he was culpable for both of Tottenham's opening two goals. Klopp can bristle all he likes at criticism of his team's defenders, but he desperately needs to sort it out quickly because they have just one win in six league matches and are three points off the top five already.  5:51PM Full-time That's it, Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comprehensive 4-1 win. Excitingly, those two meet at Old Trafford next Saturday. Manchester City are five points clear at the top incidentally.  Liverpool drop to ninth after a first defeat to Spurs since 2012.  5:49PM 90 min Liverpool fans heading for the exits, as the fourth official signals two minutes of added time.  5:48PM 90 min Kane appeared to say "cramp" to Pochettino as he went off, which would be a massive relief to Tottenham - especially with games against Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal coming up in the next few weeks.  5:47PM 89 min Oh dear, this is the sight all Spurs fans have nightmares about. Kane is limping off with what looks like a hamstring problem. It doesn't appear to be that serious, but even so anxious moments for Tottenham.  Llorente comes on to replace him.  5:46PM 88 min Amazing stat from Sky Sports that Liverpool have conceded more away league goals in their five games this season than they did in the entirety of the 2008-09 season.  Also weirdly Liverpool have only conceded one league goal at home this campaign.  5:43PM 85 min A very clumsy tackle from Sissoko ends with the Frenchman himself writhing in agony. He may have rolled an ankle doing that, but looks to be ok.  5:42PM 84 min Klopp makes his final change - Can off for Grujic. It looks as if Milner will drop into the right-back position.  5:40PM 82 min That is absolutely filthy from Alli. He's completely done Can with a drag-back and nutmeg right by the touchline. What a piece of skill that was. Poch then looks to sure things up by bringing Dier on for Eriksen.   5:37PM 79 min Lloris denies Liverpool again. This time it's Salah who screams in frustration, as his low shot from about 10 yards is blocked by the keeper's feet.  Attempt Saved: Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 78 min) 5:35PM 77 min The game's slipping away from Liverpool, but Sturridge is on to replace Firmino.  5:33PM 75 min Blimey, Liverpool have conceded more goals (15) in Premier League away matches than any other side this season.  5:32PM 74 min Coutinho catches one really nicely from 25 yards out, but again Lloris is equal to it and holds onto the shot.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:30PM 73 min Another smart stop from Lloris to deny Milner's near-post effort. Loverly flick from Salah to create the chance.  5:29PM 72 min Klopp looks decidedly fed up, but really this kind of defensive implosion can't come as a surprise to him anymore can it?   5:27PM 69 min Spurs change - Son off for Sissoko.  5:26PM 68 min What a save that is from Lloris, like something from a computer game. Coutinho thinks his left-footed curler from the edge of the box is heading for the top corner, but Lloris flings himself to his left and paws the ball away with his left hand. Moments later he makes a more regulation stop from a low Moreno effort.  5:24PM 66 min Incredible from Kane again, as he flies past a couple of Liverpool defenders and gets a shot away that's heading for the corner before Gomez gets the block in. Poch isn't going to take him off again with a hat-trick in sight is he?  5:22PM 64 min Incidentally, the game's attendance is 80,827 - a Premier League record.  5:21PM 63 min Eriksen blazes an effort high and wide after Trippier's corner had landed at him at the edge of the box.  5:18PM 61 min But by the same token, Kane and Spurs are just brilliant. They've been relentless again today, just four days after that brilliant draw at the Bernabeu.  5:17PM 58 min It really is amazing how bad Liverpool are at the back. What was Mignolet doing there?! He got nowhere near to making a proper connection.  5:15PM GOAL! Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 56') My word, Liverpool are just so inept defensively it's staggering. Trippier's free-kick from the right is flapped at by Mignolet, and after Vertonghen's shot is blocked there's Kane to poke home his second of the game.  Spurs 4 - 1 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 56 min) 5:11PM 54 min Oxlade-Chamberlain again does well down the left to fly past Trippier and stand up a back-post cross. Salah can't get on the end of it though and another chance goes begging for Liverpool.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5:09PM 51 min Kane heads Eriksen's corner wide, as Tottenham look to put the game beyond any doubt.  5:06PM 48 min Good Liverpool pressure early on as first Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Moreno fire in dangerous crosses from the left. Tottenham's defenders though are equal to both.  5:04PM 46 min We're back under way at Wembley. No changes for either side at the break.  4:57PM First-half summary That really was a crazy 45 minutes. Spurs created so many chances - helped in part by Liverpool's wretched defending - but were only 2-1 up heading into the interval after Salah pulled one back for Liverpool. Alli though capitalised on more poor defending right at the end of the half to restore Spurs' two-goal cushion.  Klopp will be raging at conceding the third goal, because Liverpool were looking dangerous at 2-1 and an equaliser would not have come as a big surprise.  As it is, they have it all to do in the second half.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:50PM Half-time A brilliant and breathless half comes to an end.  4:49PM GOAL! Tottenham 3 Liverpool 1 (Alli 45+3') Massive goal for Tottenham! Matip's headed clearance from Eriksen's free-kick lands perfectly for Alli, who volleys home from around the penalty spot. Not a brilliant connection, but it lands right in the corner beyond Mignolet.  Spurs 3 - 1 Liverpool (Dele Alli, 45 + 3 min) 4:47PM 45+2 min Can is the first player to go into the book, for a cynical trip on Alli as the Spurs midfielder broke clear.  4:45PM 45 min Two minutes of added-on time at the end of the first half.  4:44PM 44 min Tottenham close to getting in behind Liverpool again, but Moreno does very well and gets across to block Eriksen's pass. Just before, Lloris came flying out of his goal and headed the ball away.  Real end to end stuff at Wembley.  4:40PM 41 min Klopp punches the air after a big Milner tackle. Great to see.  4:39PM 39 min Firmino again is close to a headed chance, but Tripper just gets there first to clear Milner's deep cross.  4:37PM 37 min Kane wriggles away from Matip and works a yard for a shot, but he drags it wide of Mignolet's near post.  4:37PM 36 min Really well-worked move involving Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Moreno ends with a cross by the Spaniard that is just too high for Firmino. Liverpool posing a real threat now.  Spurs vs Liverpool shots on goal 4:33PM 33 min Salah gets away from a feeble Aurier challenge down the Liverpool right, but his low cross is claimed by Lloris.  4:32PM 31 min What a first half-hour this has been! Spurs could be out of sight, as Lovren is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. The centre-back doesn't look injured so you can only assume that's a tactical switch. Big call from Klopp.  It looks as though Gomez will move from full-back to central defence, Can will go to right-back and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on in central midfield.  4:30PM 29 min Another huge chance for Son, whose toe-poked effort is blocked by Mignolet's feet after the striker had easily evaded Lovren with a run off the shoulder. Not enough conviction in that effort by Son.   4:28PM 28 min Big change to the complexion of the game since that goal, and Salah has half a chance to equalise with a back-pose header from Coutinho's whipped cross. It was a very tough angle to be fair - similar to the one Salah scored against Leicester a few weeks ago, but even trickier.  4:25PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1 (Salah 24') Out of nowhere, Liverpool are right back in it! Kane is hounded out of possession around the half-way line, and Henderson's pass deflects perfectly into Salah's path. Lloris questionably decides to stay on his line, and Salah scuffs an effort in off the post with his weaker right-foot. That shot was the opposite of those ones in the 'he's almost hit it too well' category.  Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 24 min) 4:23PM 23 min Those early goals mean Spurs can sit back and try and spring Liverpool on the counter. It would really be no surprise if they sucker-punched them again before half-time, especially with Lovren in this kind of generous mood.  Son Heung-min makes it 2-0 to Tottenham 4:21PM 21 min A shot for Liverpool at last, but Emre Can's effort is high and wide. It's a shot that is very much in the 'wheeeeeey' category.  4:19PM 19 min This is just so good to watch from Spurs, who are being allowed to play champagne football by Liverpool's inept defenders. Kane flicks a wonderful pass to Son, and a two on two develops before Son's return pass is blocked by Matip.  Liverpool are on the rack here, and Spurs could be out of sight if they don't stabilise defensively.  4:17PM 17 min So nearly 3-0, as Liverpool are cut to ribbons again. Trippier plays a quick free-kick to Eriksen, who picks out Son with a perfect clipped through ball. Son takes it beautifully but smashes his shot onto the crossbar. What a goal that would have been. Tottenham are so on it today, and Liverpool look shell-shocked.  Post: Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 16 min) 4:14PM 15 min Gary Neville is absolutely slating Lovren and the Liverpool defence - "They'll always let you down", he says (presumably with a shake of his head).  4:13PM GOAL! Tottenham 2 Liverpool 0 (Son 12') Lovren has a shocker again, as he charges to meet Lloris long throw out but completely misses it. Kane heads towards goal and rolls the ball across to Son, who slides his shot beyond Mignolet first time with his left foot from about 12 yards out. Dear, dear that was Sunday League level defending from Lovren.  Spurs 2 - 0 Liverpool (Son Heung-Min, 12 min) 4:10PM 11 min What a turn that is by Winks, as he slips past a couple of Liverpool midfielders before trying to send Kane clear. The pass is over-hit, but so encouraging watching how positive Winks is when he gets on the ball.  4:09PM 9 min Lots of hustle and bustle since the goal, but no chances for either side.  4:08PM 7 min That goal came from a Tottenham throw-in, and there looked to be absolutely no danger. Liverpool though have an amazing ability to turn a nothing situation into a clear goal-scoring opportunity. All Trippier was really trying to do with his pass was turn the Liverpool back four, and Kane could barely believe his luck as he strolled through unopposed. The finish was a fairly simple one in the end, but Kane still managed to make it absolutely perfect and comfortably beyond the covering defenders.    4:05PM GOAL! Tottenham 1 Liverpool 0 (Kane 4') Oh dear, calamitous defending from Liverpool, as Kane is played onside by Lovren from Trippier's chip forward and the striker nips in front of Mignolet and shoots home left-footed. Why on earth was Lovern trying to play offside there?  Spurs 1 - 0 Liverpool (Harry Kane, 4 min) 4:03PM 3 min Firmino and Salah combine well down the Liverpool right, but Aurier gets across well to make the tackle.  4:01PM 2 min It looks like Tottenham may actually be starting in a 3-5-2 rather than a 3-4-2-1, with Son partnering Kane up front. And Trippier must have shotgunned the right wing-back position because it's Aurier who's starting on the left of the back five.  4:00PM Kick-off We're under way at Wembley.  3:57PM Teams are out Tottenham can go level on points with Manchester United in second place should they win, while Liverpool will match Chelsea and Arsenal's tally of 16 points if they claim the three points.  3:49PM Wonder Winks Spurs are really going for this again and putting a lot of faith in young Harry Winks, who was so impressive midweek against Real Madrid. Winks is paired in central midfield with Christian Eriksen in what is an attacking line-up that includes Son Heung-min and Dele Alli behind Harry Kane.  For Liverpool, it'll be interesting to see how the recalled James Milner gets on. He's found Premier League starts hard to come by but gets the nod in central midfield today after an excellent display against Maribor on Tuesday night.  3:32PM Preamble Hi everyone, So on we move to the second part of today's north London v Merseyside double header, as high-flying Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley Stadium.  Both teams are fresh from successful European jaunts, with Spurs buoyed by their very impressive 1-1 draw at Real Madrid, and Liverpool heading to London on the back of a 7-0 win against Maribor.  In the Premier League, Tottenham have enjoyed a much more steady start to the season, and can go joint with second-placed Manchester United with a win today.  Liverpool are down in eighth after a frustrating few weeks that has seen them win just one league game in five. A victory today though would take Jurgen Klopp's side to within just a point of Tottenham, who haven't beaten Liverpool in the league in their last nine meetings.  One thing we can expect for sure today is a huge amount of relentless running and energy from both sides. Mauricio Pochettino and Klopp set their sides up to press high up the pitch, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in that regard, or whether - as happened in the equivalent fixture last season - they end up cancelling each other out.  You would expect Liverpool to be the fresher of the two teams after their cakewalk in Slovenia, but Tottenham have an amazing capacity for regeneration under Poch.  My prediction for what it's worth is a 1-1 draw.  3:25PM Our new columnist on Harry Kane Our latest recruit, Jamie Carragher, wrote in his latest column that Harry Kane has not yet reached a 'world class' level. See if you agree with him after reading what he said here. 3:12PM The teams are in It looks like Kieran Tripper will start at left wing-back for Spurs, who have two ready-made replacements in Ben Davies AND Danny Rose on the bench. Spurs return to the 3-4-2-1 formation they tend to go with after playing with two up front at Real Madrid in midweek. Fernando Llorente drops to the bench. #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Dele, Eriksen, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1s5jLprkYe— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2017 Liverpool, meanwhile, hand a start to James Milner in midfield. Otherwise it's a familiar looking team. Here's how #LFC line up v @SpursOfficial today... pic.twitter.com/p5x1k4wGot— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 22, 2017 3:08PM Preview What is it? It's the final clash of the Premier League weekend and, on paper at least, a big one at that: Tottenham vs Liverpool at Wembley. When is it? Sunday October 22 - ie today. What time is kick-off? It's a 4pm kick-off. What TV channel is it on? You can watch this match on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action right here with Charlie Eccleshare. What does the PL table look like?  What is the team news? Tottenham: Danny Rose could make his first Premier League appearance in almost nine months when Tottenham host Liverpool on Sunday. Rose has been out with a knee injury and is unlikely to start at Wembley but could be named among the substitutes. Ben Davies has recovered from illness and Dele Alli is back after serving a Champions League suspension. Mousa Dembele (hip) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are both out, however, while the game will also come too soon for Erik Lamela, who is close to overcoming an injury to his hips. Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane. Pick your Tottenham team to play Liverpool Liverpool: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set for a recall for Sunday's trip to Tottenham. The midfielder was rested for the 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor but will return at Wembley, meaning that James Milner could well miss out despite his impressive midweek performance. Simon Mignolet will return in goal and Joe Gomez could come into defence as Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his young full-backs. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke. Pick your Liverpool team to play Tottenham What are they saying? Mauricio Pochettino "A 1-1 draw?" the Argentine said in response to the question at Tottenham's training complex on Friday, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool. "It proved we can compete with the top clubs," he said. "Which was the plan when we started three years ago." Jurgen Klopp "The difference is that Harry is much more a part of the game when he is not scoring - but I am pretty sure Lukaku can make these steps too. "We avoided the balls to Lukaku and that must be a key for Harry as well but if we are too concentrated on one player then Dele Alli is everywhere or Eriksen shoots from everywhere with decisive passes. "It is a good team so you cannot be concentrated on one player. "It will be a big challenge for them in the next few years because Harry is not only one of the best strikers in Europe, he is one of the best strikers in the world, 100 per cent." What are the odds? Tottenham to win 5/4 Draw 45/17 Liverpool to win 32/13 What's our prediction? Spurs will be hoping to capitalise on momentum from the impressive Champions League draw away to Real Madrid – and for Mauricio Pochettino to finally beat Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are on a run of one win in five in the league and cannot afford a slip. Jason Burt's prediction - 2-2

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