Everton vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates as Gunners eye first win at Goodison since 2017 – team news | The Sun

Everton vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest Premier League updates as Gunners eye first win at Goodison since 2017 – team news | The Sun

September 19, 2023

ARSENAL face a nightmare trip to Goodison Park where Everton awaits – but Mikel Arteta's men will have the wind in their sails.

The Gunners left it late to secure a thrilling 3-1 win against Manchester United last time out.

However, Arsenal have not won at Everton since 2017 – when Arsene Wenger was in charge.

  • Kick-off time: 4:30pm BST
  • Live stream: NOW TV
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League
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  • By Connor Greaves

    Mikel Arteta’s pre-match comments

    The Spaniard said:I’m really excited about it obviously. First, Everton is the only one that we have in mind. 

    “Obviously our record speaks for itself. In the last six years we haven’t won there, so we’re going to have to earn it and we know that we’re going to have to be at our best to beat them there and it’s something that we haven’t managed to do, so that’s where we’re going to start.

    “Obviously, I have a big emotional attachment to that football club, the way they treated me and the years that I spent there. 

    “The incredible memories that I have, so always grateful. It was a big, big part of my playing career, and now as a coach I have to play against them and obviously I want to beat them."

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  • By Connor Greaves

    Sean Dyche’s pre-match comments

    Everton boss Dyche pre-match: “The oddest thing so far this season has been the performance level against the points on the board. 

    “We want the performance level to stay high. The basic structure and work ethic of the team has to be good, particularly against sides like Arsenal, who have had a good start.

    “The biggest challenge so far this season is the number of key moments we’ve had and we haven’t been clinical enough to take hold of games at key times.

     “We showed last season that, when the team’s in good shape and committed to the cause, like we were in that first game against Arsenal, a big moment, every player’s nose is pointing in the right direction and everyone is playing on the edge.”

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  • By Connor Greaves

    Who will be the star players?

    Arnaut Danjuma salvaged a point for Everton when they were 2-1 down against Sheffield United last time out.

    Sean Dyche will be hoping the attacker can provide another moment of magic against Arsenal this afternoon.

    For Arsenal, Declan Rice has certainly lived up to his £105m price tag so far.

    He scored a crucial goal for the Gunners against Man Utd and has earned two Premier League Player of the Match awards since the start of the season.

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  • By Connor Greaves

    Team news

    For the hosts, Dwight McNeil will be pushing for a start after returning from a lengthy period on the sidelines against Sheffield United.

    England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is expected to return after being spotted in training following a facial injury.

    Today will come too soon for summer signing Jack Harrison as he continues to build up his fitness following a groin problem

    For the Gunners, Thomas Partey will be unavailable due to an ongoing groin injury.

    Long-term absentees Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny will remain sidelined.

    Gabriel Jesus will be pushing to start up front after bagging Arsenal's third off the bench against Man United last time out.

    The Gunners had a whopping 16 players away on international duty in recent weeks, but thankfully for Mikel Arteta, they have all returned unscathed.

  • By Connor Greaves

    Hello and welcome to SunSport’s live blog of Everton vs Arsenal!

    The Gunners went into the international break on a high after beating Premier League rivals Manchester United in a thriller at the Emirates.

    Mikel Arteta's new £105million pound man Declan Rice netted in the 96th minute before Gabriel Jesus made sure of the points to secure a 3-1 win for the Gunners on home turf.

    Everton are still seeking their first Premier League win of the season after drawing one and losing three of their first four games.

    The Toffees secured a point on the road last time out against Sheffield United and showed signs of improvement going forward, with summer additions Arnaut Danjuma and Beto looking lively up top.

    It’s all set to be a tasty clash at Goodison Park this afternoon with kick off at 4.30pm BST, but in the meantime, stay with SunSport’s live blog for all the build-up to today’s match.

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