Friday, September 29, 2023

Everton vs Arsenal LIVE: Gunners aim to continue unbeaten start and pile misery on Sean Dyche – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Arsenal will be aiming to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season when they travel to face Everton this weekend. 

The Gunners have not lost so far in this campaign and return to action after the international break following a 3-1 win over Manchester United. 

Arsenal are unbeaten in their opening four games this seasonAFP

Mikel Arteta’s side stepped up late on in that game, sending the Emirates into raptures after what seemed to be a significant victory.

But it will be important to back that up and they now face the Toffees who have struggled from the off this term.

Sean Dyche will be far from pleased with his side’s performances so far as they are winless after four games and already look destined for yet another relegation battle. 

Everton vs Arsenal: How to follow 

This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, September 17. 

Kick-off at Goodison Park is scheduled for 4:30pm. 

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. 

Fans can watch the action on TV or via Sky Go on mobile and tablet devices. 

Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day NOW TV membership for £11.99 or a monthly one for £34.99 a month.

talkSPORT and will also keep you up to date with the action. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Everton look set for another fight for survival alreadyGetty

Everton vs Arsenal: Team news 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is likely to return to action this weekend after being pictured in training following his recovery from a facial injury

Dwight McNeil has also returned from a spell on the sidelines and will be aiming for a start after coming off the bench last time out. 

Jack Harrison, Dele Alli and Seamus Coleman could remain out with the latter the closest to returning to the line-up. 

As for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus’ comeback saw him score against United and he will compete with Eddie Nketiah for the No 9 spot. 

Kai Havertz continues to struggle in midfield and with Fabio Vieira impressing off the bench, he could lose his position for this one. 

Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny remain sidelined with long-term injuries. 

Jesus and Nketiah will compete for a starting spotGetty

Everton vs Arsenal: What has been said? 

Arsenal’s £105million signing Declan Rice has opened up about how he was jokingly welcomed to the club by Arteta. 

He said: “My first time I was there, on the Sunday, the lads weren’t in and I came out of the physio room and Arteta has little things he does.

“He put a sticker on me saying ‘hello, I’m the new person!’. He walked in and he just put it on my chest.

“I’ve got to wear as the gaffer has put it on me! 

“The 18s and 21s are up in the canteen and I’m like Will off The Inbetweeners, I’m the new boy, I’m walking through like that!”

Rice has now settled in after his awkward first day with ArtetaGetty

Everton vs Arsenal: Match facts 

Since the start of last season, only Erling Haaland (17) and Harry Kane (16) have scored more Premier League away goals than Arsenal skipper Martin Ødegaard (10). Overall, 56% of his Premier League goals for the Gunners have come on the road (14/25), with only Andrey Arshavin having a higher percentage among players to score at least 20 for the club (56.5%).Arnaut Danjuma has scored in his last two appearances for Everton in all competitions, having netted in just two of his first 32 games with Premier League clubs (including spells with Bournemouth and Tottenham). He last scored in three consecutive club appearances in March 2021, while in the Championship with Bournemouth.Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus has scored eight goals in just nine Premier League appearances against Everton, more than he has against any other opponent. Indeed, the Brazilian averages a goal every 71 minutes against Everton (8 goals in 568 minutes), the best rate of any player to play 500+ minutes against the Toffees.Sean Dyche has won just two of his 16 Premier League games against Arsenal (D3 L11), with his sides scoring just seven goals in these matches and never more than once. However, one of those wins was in his first match in charge of Everton in February last season.Arsenal have scored more goals from corners than any other Premier League side since the start of last season (15). However, of the 17 ever present teams in that time, only Liverpool (2) have conceded fewer such goals than Everton (4).Everton are underperforming with regards to expected goals more than any other Premier League side this season, netting around five goals fewer than their xG suggests (2 goals scored, 7.3 xG).Since the start of last season, Arsenal have kept more away clean sheets than any other side in the Premier League (11). They’ve also won a joint league-high 13 games on the road, while only Manchester City (17) have conceded fewer goals than the Gunners (18, excluding promoted sides).Both of Everton’s Premier League home games this season have been 1-0 defeats. Only three times in their league history have they lost each of their first three at Goodison Park (1958-59, 2005-06 and 2008-09), while among those only in 2005-06 did they fail to score a single goal.Arsenal have won 100 of their 204 meetings with Everton in English league football (D43 L61), the most any team has ever beaten another.Everton have won four of their last five home league games against Arsenal (D1), including each of the last three in a row. They last won four consecutively against the Gunners between March 1910 and March 1913.

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