Arsenal vs Everton LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Arsenal face Everton in the Premier League today.

Manchester City are reigning champions after a dominant 2020/21 season and Pep Guardiola's side are favourites to win it again boasting as they do one of the best squads in Europe.

European champions Chelsea have proven they have what it takes to dethrone City, however, having done it in last season's Champions League final and will be hoping to add a domestic title to the one won in Porto.

Liverpool were winners back in 2020 ending a 30-year wait for league glory and Jurgen Klopp is sure to have them back challenging again at the sharp end this season too while Manchester United will be looking to be back in the title picture with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to his former club in the summer.

It's not all about the action at the top though with Norwich, Watford and Brentford promoted to the top tier for 2020/21 and hoping to hold their own against the best English football has to offer and avoid the drop.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Arsenal FC 5 - 1 Everton FC

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Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.

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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.

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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.

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FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 5-1 EVERTON

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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.

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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.

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There will be three minutes of added time.

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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.

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Odegaard's goal was his seventh in the Premier League this season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Everton have lacked an intensity in the second half and they appear to be just waiting for the final whistle.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Holgate flies into a challenge with Nketiah, and although he gives away a free-kick, the defender avoids a booking.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Calvert-Lewin turns in the final third and goes down under pressure from Tavares. Everton have a free-kick in a useful position.

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We're back under way at the Emirates Stadium.

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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.

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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.

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HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 2-1 EVERTON

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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.

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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.

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There will be three minutes of added time.

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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.

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Gray goes down on the charge in the Arsenal box under pressure from Gabriel, but the referee dismisses his claim for a penalty.

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Tavares whips a dangerous cross towards the near post that Begovic has to come and punch away from Nketiah with Holgate in his way.

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Assist Nicolas Pépé

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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.

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UPDATE: Tottenham now lead Norwich 2-0 courtesy of a Harry Kane goal. Arsenal's Champions League hopes are effectively over now.

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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.

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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.

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Substitution Bukayo Saka Nicolas Pépé

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Everton have lost 11 out of their 13 Premier League games this season after conceding the first goal.

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Substitution Tom Davies Isaac Jude Price

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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.

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Arsenal keep the pressure on down the right flank and Cedric wins a corner off the legs Alli.

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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.

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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.

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Yellow Card Tom Davies

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VAR! PENALTY TO ARSENAL! Referee Marriner overturns his decision and points to the spot. Martinelli will take the resulting penalty.

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VAR! The referee goes to the screen at the side of the pitch to check Iwobi's block for handball.

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Substitution Edward Nketiah Alexandre Lacazette

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Tavares has space to fire at goal from distance. He slips at his first attempt before hacking his second effort over the bar.

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Substitution Bamidele Alli Anthony Gordon

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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.

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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.

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Substitution Granit Xhaka Albert-Mboyo Sambi Lokonga

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OVER! Nketiah attacks a cross from Taveres from the left flank first-time on his left foot, but he can only lift his effort over the bar.

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Assist Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares

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UPDATE: Tottenham have taken the lead against Norwich, which means that as it stands, Arsenal's top four hopes are over.

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Odegaard swings a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank, but Branthwaite does well to head it behind away from Nketiah.

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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.

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Arsenal are displaying great intent in the final third. Everton are hanging on for now, but it seems only a matter of time.

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Assist Bukayo Saka

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Goal Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares

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WHAT A SAVE! Nketiah collects on the edge of the box and he turns to fire at goal. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cedric collects on the edge of the box and fires at goal, but his effort is blocked by a wall of blue shirts.

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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.

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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.

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We're under way at the Emirates Stadium.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Assist Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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EVERTON SUBS: Vitalii Mykolenko, Cenk Tosun, Seamus Coleman, Anthony Gordon, Donny van de Beek, Andy Lonergan, Isaac Price, Lewis Dobbin, Reece Welch.

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