December 6, 2021 at 4:19 PM EST
Everton face Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday evening.
Rafa Benitez’s side need a result after a very difficult run of form. They have not won a game since September 25 and have slipped down the Premier League table. Everton are 16th, just five points above the relegation zone, and have lost four out of their last five games.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have climbed up the table in recent months. They have won three out of their last five, although they were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday evening.
Everton vs Arsenal team news
Everton are still without a number of their key men. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Salomon Rondon, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina all have injuries and are expected to be out of action on Monday night.
Arsenal, though, have almost a fully-fit squad to choose from. They are missing Sead Kolasinac and Grant Xhaka.
Everton vs Arsenal TV channel
The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom.
In the United States, the match will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Everton vs Arsenal start time
In the UK, the game will begin at 8pm.
In the US, the match kicks off at 3pm ET.
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December 6, 2021 at 4:19 PM EST
Goal disallowed AGAIN
59′ – Everton 0-1 Arsenal: Richarlison thinks he has scored after slotting the ball away from close-range.
But after a VAR check, the goal is disallowed for offside. Arsenal may deem themselves lucky, it was a very tight call.
December 6, 2021 at 4:15 PM EST
Why VAR did not send off Godfrey?
Everton’s Ben Godfrey escaped a red card for landing his boot on the face of Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu because the Video Assistant Referee ruled the incident to be an accidental collision.
In the 28th minute of the match at Goodison Park, Tomiyasu tussled with the Everton midfielder Allan. As Tomiyasu went to ground Godfrey got a touch of the ball, before his follow through caused him to catch the Arsenal player’s face with his studs.
The incident left Tomiyasu with a small cut to his face.
December 6, 2021 at 4:13 PM EST
Gabriel heads it straight at Pickford
52′ – Everton 0-1 Arsenal: Saka has been at the wars this evening. It’s Richarlison who brings him down this time round. Odegaard delivers the resulting free-kick but Gabriel’s header in the back-post is straight at Pickford.
December 6, 2021 at 4:04 PM EST
Everton 0-1 Arsenal: We are now back underway at Goodison Park and there’s been no changes from either manager during the interval.
You feel this could be a vital half for Benitez and his team.
December 6, 2021 at 3:58 PM EST
Did Godfrey get away with one?
Everton may deem themselves lucky to not be down to 10 men after Godfrey stamped on Tomiyasu’s face.
December 6, 2021 at 3:51 PM EST
Everton 0-1 Arsenal: This half has lacked any sort of quality but it’s Arsenal who have the lead at the interval thanks to Odegaard’s volley deep into added time.
December 6, 2021 at 3:49 PM EST
GOAL – Odegaard scores
45+2′ – Everton 0-1 Arsenal: We have the breakthrough on the stroke of half-time. Tierney delivers a superb cross from the left and Odegaard is there to volley in his third goal of the season.
December 6, 2021 at 3:45 PM EST
43′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: Everton think they have the lead after Richarlison headed in a Townsend free-kick. But the goal is ruled out for offside.
December 6, 2021 at 3:36 PM EST
Good spell for Everton
36′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: The hosts are enjoying a good spell of possession but Arsenal have dealt with everything that has been thrown at them so far.
December 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM EST
Mina goes off
30′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: Mina’s return to Everton’s defence is cut short after picking up an injury. He heads straight down the tunnel and is replaced by Holgate.
December 6, 2021 at 3:31 PM EST
28′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: There’s a VAR check after Godfrey seemed to have stamped on Tomiyasu’s face.
But no further action will follow.
December 6, 2021 at 3:29 PM EST
Everton fans head for exit
27′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: A few Everton fans have headed for the exit.
Click here to find out why that’s the case.
December 6, 2021 at 3:24 PM EST
21′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: There’s concern among the Arsenal bench as Saka stays down following a challenge from Godfrey. Nketiah has now started to warm up.
December 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM EST
Partey fires it over
18′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: The visitors string together a few passes. Saka pulls it back for Odegaard on the edge of the box and he lays it off to Partey, who fires his shot well over the bar.
December 6, 2021 at 3:14 PM EST
Firct effort of the game
13′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: Gray pick up the ball and goes by a few Arsenal players but his effort from 20 yards or so goes well over the bar as he was unable to keep his balance.
December 6, 2021 at 3:12 PM EST
10′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: The tension within the home crowd is clear but Arsenal are yet pose any real threat to the Everton defence.
December 6, 2021 at 3:06 PM EST
5′ – Everton 0-0 Arsenal: It’s been a bit of a cagey start to the game. Everton have gone forward without success but Arsenal have now taken control and they are moving the ball well.
December 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST
Everton 0-0 Arsenal: Both sets of players take the knee and we are now underway in what promises to be an enthralling encounter at Goodison Park.
December 6, 2021 at 2:56 PM EST
Not long to go
The players are out of the tunnel and we are now moments away from kick-off.
December 6, 2021 at 2:04 PM EST
The team sheets are in
Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Townsend, Gray, Gordon, Richarlison
Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Holgate, Gomes, Delph, Iwobi, Tosun, Gbamin, Branthwaite
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette
Subs: Okonwo, Holding, Tavares, Cedric, Elneny, Lokonga, Pepe, Aubameyang, Nketiah