Arsenal vs Everton: Premier League prediction, TV channel, h2h results, team news, live stream ...

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Arsenal play their first Premier League fixture following the European Super League fiasco on Friday night as they host Everton.

The Gunners have apologised to fans after signing up to the controversial breakaway competition alongside the rest of the top-flight’s so-called ‘Big Six’ on Sunday, with all of those clubs quickly backing out after a furious backlash.

Arsenal are braced for protests from increasingly disgruntled supporters against the ownership of Stan Kroenke before Friday’s fixture.

On the pitch, Mikel Arteta’s team remain drifting in ninth and nine points behind the top four with only six games left to play after Eddie Nketiah struck late to rescue a draw at home against relegation-threatened Fulham last weekend, with their season - now the Super League plans have seemingly collapsed - hinging on the Europa League, where they face former manager Unai Emery and Villarreal in the semi-finals after overcoming Slavia Prague.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, meanwhile, sit just one place and three points above their next opponents - having played one game less - after a costly five-match winless run seemingly put paid to any hopes of staying in the crowded race for Champions League qualification.

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Date, time and venue

Arsenal vs Everton is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Friday, April 23, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

How to watch Arsenal vs Everton

TV channel: Friday’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Arsenal vs Everton team news

Arsenal remain without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is recovering after contracting malaria while away on international duty with Gabon.

Alexandre Lacazette is also sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered against Fulham, while defenders David Luiz and Kieran Tierney (both knee) are still out.

Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard will be assessed ahead of Friday’s game after returning to light training following an ankle issue.

As for Everton, top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin (adductor) and midfielder Andre Gomes (thigh) should return, though the likes of Yerry Mina, Bernard and Fabian Delph are still doubtful.

Abdoulaye Doucoure is still recovering from a fractured foot and Jean-Philippe Gbamin won’t play again this season after suffering a knee ligament injury in training shortly after his return after 20 months out with thigh and Achilles problems.

Arsenal vs Everton prediction

Mid-table Arsenal’s latest underwhelming display in a torrid season against Fulham only added to the sense of shock that they would be included in any sort of Super League in their current state.

Thankfully for Arteta and Co, they are coming up against an Everton team that are winless in their last six across all competitions and have faltered badly in their own push for Europe amid plenty of injury strife.

A low-scoring draw seems a distinct possibility between two teams that are plagued by inconsistency, though it is worth noting that Everton, who struggle at Goodison Park, possess the Premier League’s fourth best away record, having won nine of their 15 matches on the road so far this term.

1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

(Premier League)

Arsenal wins: 34

Everton wins: 9

Draws: 14

Last meeting: Everton 2-1 Arsenal (19/12/2020)

Arsenal vs Everton betting odds and tips

Arsenal win: 21/20

Everton win: Between 3/1 and 16/5

Draw: Between 13/5 and 11/4

Under 2.5 goals: 5/6

Odds via Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.

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