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M. Ødegaard
N. Pépé
5 - 1
Gabriel Magalhães
Cédric Soares
4 - 1
Cédric Soares
B. Saka
3 - 1
45' + 3'
D. van de Beek
D. Calvert-Lewin
2 - 1
E. Nketiah
Gabriel Martinelli
2 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 2
Total Passes 647 234
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Both teams head into the summer now with work to do. Arsenal have to prepare for the additional challenges of the Europa League, while Everton will be bidding to strengthen their squad to prevent another battle against relegation. The action all starts again in August.
Arsenal end the Premier League campaign with an emphatic 5-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Despite hammering the Toffees, the Gunners have to settle for a place in the Europa League as Tottenham's win over Norwich City has allowed them to finish in the top four ahead of their North London rivals. Mikel Arteta can still be proud of his team's performance as Gabriel Martinelli put his team ahead from the penalty spot and Eddie Nketiah added a second. The only blemish of the day came before half-time when Donny van de Beek got a goal back for the visitors. However, Arsenal responded with a dominant second-half outing as further strikes from Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes and Martin Odegaard wrapped up the three points.
90' + 3' SAVE! Lokonga floats a long ball over the top for Pepe to collect and he weaves his way past two defenders. There is space for the forward to strike at goal, but Begovic gets down to save his attempt.
90' + 1' Calvert-Lewin cuts in from the left flank and angles a cross to the back post. Price is there, but he can only slice his effort behind for a goal-kick.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
88' Iwobi finds Gray in the Arsenal box, but he sees his close-range effort blocked by Gabriel before the Gunners scramble the loose ball away.
86' WIDE! Martinelli twists and turns in the inside-left channel and offloads back to Lacazette. He bends a strike towards goal, but it drifts inches wide of the right post.
84' Odegaard's goal was his seventh in the Premier League this season.
N. Pépé
82' Pepe cuts back from the right flank and finds Odegaard with a short pass before the midfielder does the rest.
M. Ødegaard
82' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! ODEGAARD SCORES A SUBLIME EFFORT!!!! 5-1 ARSENAL!!!! The Norwegian collects an offload from Pepe before picking his spot with a precise left-footed strike. Pepe offloads to Odegaard on the edge of the box before he turns past Price with ease. He opens up space for a shot and he beats Begovic with an effort into the bottom-left corner.
79' OVER! Iwobi gives the ball away to Odegaard and the Norwegian feeds Lacazette on the edge of the box. The forward turns to fire at goal, but he lifts his effort over the bar.
I. Price
T. Davies
78' Price makes his bow for Everton as he replaces Davies in the middle of the park.
N. Pépé
B. Saka
78' Pepe replaces Saka for the home side down the right flank.
76' For once Begovic is able to claim a corner under no pressure as he comes off his line to catch Odegaard's delivery from the right flank.
74' SAVE! Martinelli works the ball into space in the inside-left channel for Lokonga to attack, but he sees his strike towards the near post turned behind by Begovic.
72' Everton have lacked an intensity in the second half and they appear to be just waiting for the final whistle.
70' Arsenal are just the second side to score three goals from corner situations in a single Premier League game this season after Liverpool vs Crystal Palace in September.
T. Davies
Yellow Card
69' Davies is booked for simulation as he leaps over the leg of Elneny and goes down.
68' Lacazette collects in space just seconds after entering the field, but he takes a poor first touch and allows Holgate to nip the ball away from him and behind.
A. Lacazette
E. Nketiah
67' Lacazette enters the pitch potentially for the final time as an Arsenal player as he replaces Nketiah.
A. Gordon
D. Alli
67' Alli is jeered by the Arsenal fans as he is withdrawn and replaced by Gordon.
64' Holgate flies into a challenge with Nketiah, and although he gives away a free-kick, the defender avoids a booking.
A. Lokonga
G. Xhaka
63' Lokonga enters the game to replace Xhaka in the Arsenal midfield.
61' Arsenal have scored 12 goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, only Chelsea (19) have scored more in the Premier League this season.
Cédric Soares
59' Cedric lines up a blast on his left foot that strikes Gabriel before the defender turns and finishes with a left-footed effort.
Gabriel Magalhães
59' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! GABRIEL SCORES ARSENAL'S FOURTH!!!! 4-1!!! The home side surely put the game beyond doubt as Gabriel blasts his effort through Begovic. Cedric turns on the edge of the box following corner and shoots towards goal. The ball falls perfectly for Gabriel to collect and turn before his strike strikes off the leg of the Everton keeper and trickles over the line.
58' WIDE! Saka breaks behind the Everton defence and into the box. He tries to shoot towards the near post, but Branthwaite gets back to divert his effort wide of the post with a last-ditch challenge.
B. Saka
56' Saka produces quick-thinking to catch the Eveton defence asleep before Cedric applies the finish.
Cédric Soares
56' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! CEDRIC BLASTS HOME FROM THE CORNER!!!! 3-1 ARSENAL!!! The Gunners regain their two-goal advantage as Cedric finds the net with a great strike. Saka catches the Everton defence out for a low ball into the box for the Portuguese from the corner. Cedric shoots first time and whips his shot through a crowd and above Begovic before he can react.
56' Saka makes a burst into the box in the inside-right channel, but Keane reacts to steer the ball behind for a corner preventing the strike at goal.
54' OVER! Tavares wins the ball from Davies and drives into the box in a central position. He goes for goal on his right foot, but lifts his effort over the bar.
51' Odegaard raids down the right flank and works a low cross into the box, but the Toffees manage to scramble the ball away before Nketiah can capitalise.
49' Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six English Premier League matches when leading at half-time (W6, D0) dating back to 1st January 2022 against Manchester City (L1-2).
47' Cedric makes a vital headed clearance at the near post to direct Gray's delivery away from Calvert-Lewin in the box. Everton keep up the pressure by winning a corner.
46' Calvert-Lewin turns in the final third and goes down under pressure from Tavares. Everton have a free-kick in a useful position.
46' We're back under way at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners dominated the first half, but were caught cold just before the interval. Mikel Arteta will have been pleased with his side's performance up to that point, but now they've allowed Everton back into the game there's still work to be done. Arsenal still have to work to get the three points and hope for a miraculous Norwich comeback against Tottenham to secure a Champions League place.
Arsenal hold a 2-1 lead at the break in their Premier League clash against Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Gabriel Martinelli put the Gunners ahead from the penalty spot after Alex Iwobi was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box after a VAR check. Eddie Nketiah doubled their advantage with a close-range header before the home side spurned chances to put the game away. Donny van de Beek then brought Everton back into the game before the break courtesy of fine work from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
D. Calvert-Lewin
45' + 3' Calvert-Lewin does brilliantly by winning the ball back for the visitors before supplying a perfect cross for Van de Beek to score.
D. van de Beek
45' + 3' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! VAN DE BEEK GETS ONE BACK!!! 2-1!!! The visitors are back in the game on the stroke of half-time as Van de Beek taps home. Calvert-Lewin starts the move by displaying great desire in the final third to win back possession before he combines with Iwobi to break into the inside-right channel. He delivers a low ball across the face of goal that Van de Beek steers into the net.
45' + 2' Tavares is played into acres of room down the inside-left channel, but he opts for the cutback to Odegaard that evades the midfielder before the attack peters out.
45' + 1' Tavares cuts in from the left flank and offloads to Xhaka. The midfielder takes a touch and then curls a left-footed strike at goal that Begovic pushes away from goal.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
44' WIDE! Nketiah flicks the ball into space for the run of Saka, who fends off the challenge on Branthwaite. He opens up room to fire at goal on his left foot, but places his effort narrowly wide of the left post.
43' Gray goes down on the charge in the Arsenal box under pressure from Gabriel, but the referee dismisses his claim for a penalty.
40' Tavares whips a dangerous cross towards the near post that Begovic has to come and punch away from Nketiah with Holgate in his way.
39' OVER! Alli probes forward and releases Iwobi down the right flank. He steers a low cross into the box that Calvert-Lewin leaves for Gray to strike, but he lifts his effort over the bar.
38' UPDATE: Tottenham now lead Norwich 2-0 courtesy of a Harry Kane goal. Arsenal's Champions League hopes are effectively over now.
D. van de Beek
A. Doucouré
37' Doucoure is withdrawn by Lampard and is replaced by Van de Beek. There might be an injury to the midfielder.
36' OVER! Everton clear the corner as far as Elneny and he fires at goal on his right foot, but he lifts his effort over the bar amid pressure from Doucoure.
35' Cedric floats a dangerous cross to the back post for Gabriel to attack, but Branthwaite does well to flick it behind and away from the Gunners defender.
34' Everton have lost 11 out of their 13 Premier League games this season after conceding the first goal.
33' SCRAMBLE! It's almost 3-0 to the Gunners. Saka bursts down the right flank and cuts a dangerous cross across the face of goal. Iwobi tracks back to deny Nketiah before Holgate clears it away from the lurking presence of Martinelli.
Gabriel Martinelli
31' Martinelli latches on to Odegaard's delivery to the near post and glances it on before Nketiah does the rest.
E. Nketiah
31' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! NKETIAH NOTCHES ARSENAL'S SECOND!!!! 2-0!!!!!! The forward is on the spot in the six-yard box to glance home a header from Odegaard's corner. Martinelli rises at the near post to flick on the set-piece and Nketiah responds by stooping to find the bottom-left corner with a deft touch.
30' Arsenal keep the pressure on down the right flank and Cedric wins a corner off the legs Alli.
29' Everton clear the corner from Odegaard before Cedric lines up a blast from the edge of the box, which is blocked by a wall of blue shirts.
29' Begovic is almost closed down by Nketiah as he attempts to clear the ball downfield. It deflects off the forward and back onto Begovic before it heads behind for a corner.
Gabriel Martinelli
Penalty Goal
27' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MARTINELLI CONVERTS!!!! 1-0 ARSENAL!!!! The Brazilian fires Arsenal in front from the spot as he cooly slots his effort away. Martinelli goes for the bottom-left corner and sends Begovic the wrong way.
26' VAR! PENALTY TO ARSENAL! Referee Marriner overturns his decision and points to the spot. Martinelli will take the resulting penalty.
25' VAR! The referee goes to the screen at the side of the pitch to check Iwobi's block for handball.
24' Tavares has space to fire at goal from distance. He slips at his first attempt before hacking his second effort over the bar.
23' BLOCK! Iwobi puts his body on the line to block a strike from Martinelli after he collects a cross from Cedric and pulls the trigger on a powerful strike. The Brazilian claims for a penalty, but they are rebuffed for now.
20' CHANCE! Gray finds space in the final third and lines up a strike on the half-volley that soars towards goal, but Ramsdale reacts to push it away from danger.
18' OVER! Nketiah attacks a cross from Xhaka from the left flank first-time on his left foot, but he can only lift his effort over the bar.
17' UPDATE: Tottenham have taken the lead against Norwich, which means that as it stands, Arsenal's top four hopes are over.
16' Odegaard swings a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank, but Branthwaite does well to head it behind away from Nketiah.
15' Nketiah and Martinelli make bursts down the left flank. Both players are fouled and referee Andre Marriner eventually blows for a free-kick in a useful position.
13' Arsenal are displaying great intent in the final third. Everton are hanging on for now, but it seems only a matter of time.
11' WHAT A SAVE! Nketiah collects on the edge of the box and he turns to fire at the target. His effort is deflected into the path of Martinelli, who goes for goal first-time on his right foot. However, Begovic spreads himself to make a vital stop.
9' The home side have enjoyed a fast start to the game and have forced the Toffees back, they just require a clinical edge in the final third.
7' Holgate lifts a ball over the top for Calvert-Lewin to chase, but Ramsdale is sharp off his line to clear ahead of the forward.
5' BLOCK! Taveres collects down the left flank and fires a cross towards the near post that is blocked. Odegaard pounces on the loose ball and fires at goal, but Branthwaite deflects it wide of the left post.
4' Cedric collects on the edge of the box and fires at goal, but his effort is blocked by a wall of blue shirts.
3' Arsenal apply pressure as Odegaard drills a low ball into the box for Nketiah. He works it back out wide to Cedric, who sees his effort deflected out for a corner.
1' Martinelli surges down the left flank and he gets to the byline before sending in a cross that flashes across the face of goal and heads away from danger.
1' We're under way at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games against Everton, as many as they had in their previous 26 (W16 D7). Only once have they lost four in a row against the Toffees in league competition, doing so between November 1922 and April 1924.
Lampard has made six changes to his side from their win over Palace. Begovic gets a rare start in goal as Jordan Pickford sits the contest out. Branthwaite starts at the back, while Kenny slots in at right-wing back. Davies gets the nod in the middle of the park amd Alli and Gray come into the side to replace Richarlison and Gordon. Richarlison misses out due to injury.
Arsenal have made three changes to their side from their defeat to Newcastle. Takehiro Tomisyasu misses out due to injury, while White and Smith Rowe drop to the bench. Cedric slots into the side at right-back and Holding starts at centre-back. Martinelli returns to the fold in place of Smith Rowe on the left flank.
EVERTON SUBS: Vitalii Mykolenko, Cenk Tosun, Seamus Coleman, Anthony Gordon, Donny van de Beek, Andy Lonergan, Isaac Price, Lewis Dobbin, Reece Welch.
EVERTON (3-4-3): Asmir Begovic; Jarrad Branthwaite, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate; Jonjoe Kenny, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi; Dele Alli, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Demarai Gray.
ARSENAL SUBS: Bernd Leno, Ben White, Alexandre Lacazette, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Albert Lokonga, Salah-Edine Oulad M'hand, Zak Swanson, Charlie Patino.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Nuno Taveres; Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Eddie Nketiah.
Everton pulled themselves back from the brink on Wednesday with a comeback that will live long in the memory against Crystal Palace. The Toffees appeared down and out at half-time trailing 2-0 at Goodison, but Frank Lampard's men mounted an incredible rally in the second half to secure a 3-2 win and their Premier League survival. The club can now relax for one game and play with freedom, but Lampard will be pushing for his team to end the term with momentum to take forward into the new campaign.
Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League took a hammer blow after losing 2-0 to Newcastle United on Monday. The Gunners have to beat Everton and hope that Tottenham Hotspur lose to Norwich City on the road. It would be a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes, but Mikel Arteta and his team have to take care of business themselves. Losing back-to-back games will have knocked their confidence and will take a fine effort to claim the three points against a spirited Everton team.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium.