The Premier League is changing more than ever. The established “big clubs” can’t push around the smaller clubs quite as easily as they used to. Everton’s big-spending summer has resulted in a team fighting relegation. Arsenal, once assured of a top four finish, is no scrapping to stay relevant in the Europa League. Times, they are a-changing.
These two sides each won one of their head-to-head matches a season ago. The Toffees took all of the points at Goodison Park in December with a 2-1 victory. The Gunners were the better side at the Emirates in May with a 3-1 win.
Right now, it’s fair to say both clubs are reeling. Ronald Koeman could be sacked by month’s end. Arsene Wenger is always being ridiculed. A draw may not be a bad outcome for all sides.
Date and start time: Sunday, October 22nd at 5:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m ET / 1:30 p.m. BST
Weather: 55°F/13°C, rainy, 43% chance of rain, 22 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN - United States; Sky Sports Premier League - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport Radio
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra, Sky Go, NOW TV, Arsenal player, EvertonTV
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
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Bench - Robles, Mirallas, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman.
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