Mikel Arteta will watch from the stands at Goodison Park as Arsenal take on Everton in the Premier League this lunchtime.
Arteta signed a three-and-a-half year contract yesterday to become the Gunners’ new manager but will not sit in the dugout, instead allowing Freddie Ljungberg to continue his role as caretaker.
Everton are also looking towards a new era with rumours of the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti in the coming days, but for now they also continue under their caretaker, Duncan Ferguson, who has led an improvement in recent results. Follow all the latest live:
The Gunners are in the building. Will the presence of Arteta at Goodison lift their performance today?
More reports suggest Carlo Ancelotti is a done deal as the new Everton manager, and could even be presented at Goodison Park today…
No confirmed team news yet, but there are reports that Emile Smith Rowe is starting for the Gunners. It would be a first Premier League start for the 19-year-old, a big moment.
Hello and welcome along to our live coverage of Everton vs Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is expected to watch on from the stands as his new club face another of his former clubs. Here’s his first press conference, the theme of which was changing the players’ mindsets:
When is the match?
The match is today: Saturday 21st December 2019.
What time does it start?
Everton vs Arsenal kicks-off at 12.30pm.
Is it on TV?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from midday.
Can I stream the match online?
Yes, you can, using the BT Sport app.
What is the team news?
Everton are hoping to welcome back Gylfi Sigurdsson, Djibril Sidibe, Lucas Digne and Fabian Delph.
All will be handed late fitness tests.
Arsenal will meanwhile asses full-backs Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac.
What are the predicted line-ups?
Possible Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Saka; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang
Possible Everton lineup (4-4-2): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Baines; Iwobi, Davies, Holgate, Bernard; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
What are the odds?
Everton to win 7/5
Arsenal to win 11/4
What is our prediction?
Arsenal to produce a rousing performance with their new manager watching on.
Everton 1-3 Arsenal