EVERTON take on Arsenal in their next Premier League game TONIGHT with Rafa Benitez feeling more pressure than ever as Toffees boss.
The Toffees have had it tough in recent weeks and things got worse on Wednesday as they were thrashed 4-1 by Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park.
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Arsenal have had a better season but they're still struggling to get over the line against big six opposition, losing 3-2 to Manchester United in Michael Carrick's final game in charge on Thursday night.
Mikel Arteta's side played well but made crucial mistakes as the Gunners succumbed to Cristiano Ronaldo's attacking ability in the second half.
When does Everton vs Arsenal kick-off?
- Everton's big clash with Arsenal will get underway from 8pm UK time on Monday, December 6 – TONIGHT.
- The game will take place at Goodison Park on Merseyside.
- There will be a full capacity crowd in attendance for the match.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
Everton vs Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football.
You can live stream the action from the NOW TV or Sky Go apps, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or TV device.
Arsenal have no new injuries to worry about after the defeat at Old Trafford, especially after Bukayo Saka's come back from his own injury problems, with the England winger coming off the bench.
Sead Kolasinac and Grant Xhaka are both out long term and not expected back yet.
Everton have an injury headache with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been out since the win at Brighton in August with a thigh problem.
Salomon Rondon also picked up a thigh strain in the thumping at the hands of Liverpool.
In midfield Tom Davies and Andre Gomes are not expected to play.
Defender Yerry Mina is also out of action.
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- Everton – 23/10
- Draw – 12/5
- Arsenal 11/10
*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.
- Kostas Lianos
Everton and Arsenal’s first ever encounter took place way back in 1905 during a First Division encounter that the former won 1-0 at home.
Since then, the two sides have faced off a total of 216 times with the Gunners winning a majority of 107 matches, compared to the Toffees’ 63 victories.
The Merseysiders defeated the north Londoners in both games last season as they prevailed with a score of 2-1 at Goodison Park and 1-0 at the Emirates – they've not won three in a row against the visitors in league competition since 1986.
Arsenal haven’t won at Goodison Park since 2017 when they thrashed the hosts with a score of 5-2, they have since lost two out of three visits
- Kostas Lianos
GOOD EVENING FROM MERSEYSIDE
Welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League encounter between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has no new injury concerns after Thursday’s defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, especially after Bukayo Saka's comeback.
But manager Mikel Arteta confirmed during his pre-match press conference that he may have to make a late assessment on Emile Smith Rowe’s condition.
Smith Rowe was substituted during the second half of Thursday’s defeat at United after sustaining a knock.
But Arteta will still be without Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka due to an ankle and knee ligament injury respectively.
Everton boss Rafa Benitez, on the other hand, has found himself under tremendous pressure following a raft of poor results.
And Benitez is dealing with an injury headache as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been out since the win at Brighton in August, is still nursing a thigh problem.
Salomon Rondon also picked up a thigh strain during the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month.
In midfield Tom Davies remains sidelined with a knee injury whereas Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina could return.
Gomes and Mina had been ruled out with a calf and hamstring problem respectively
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