BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Emirates Stadium, England

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    That is all from me tonight. Hope you enjoyed it and join us tomorrow for live commentary of West Ham v Manchester United. See you then.

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    What a game. There may have been no goals, but it was exciting from start to finish. Both teams gave it their all and had opportunities to secure the three points, but a draw was probably about right.

  • 94'

    And there goes the full-time whistle.

  • 94'

    Arsenal still attack...

  • 94'

    Everton bring on Oviedo for Mirallas.

  • 94'

    Gibson sends in the free-kick but Mertesacker heads clear.

  • 93'

    Monreal goes into the book for a cynical foul on Naismith. A chance for Everton.

  • 92'

    Everton bring on Naismith for Anichebe.

  • 92'

    Anichebe is given space to come forward so the striker decides to shoot from well outside the area. He fails to keep his effort down, however.

  • 91'

    Cazorla sends in a free-kick but Fellaini is there once again to head clear.

  • 91'

    Four minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 91'

    Arsenal bring on Monreal for Gibbs.

  • 90'

    Cazorla plays in Arteta but the midfielder takes too long to pull the trigger and allows Coleman to recover.

  • 89'

    Arsenal seeing a lot of possession but struggling to create any real chances at the minute.

  • 88'

    Everton's turn to attack now as Mirallas cuts in from the left and looks to fire a shot at goal only for some desperate defending from the Gunners.

  • 87'

    Podolski has a shot from the edge of the box but it canons off a defender. It almost falls into the path of Gibbs but for some good defending from Mirallas.

  • 86'

    Cazorla sends it in but Fellaini is there with a huge header to clear the danger.

  • 86'

    Podolski does well to win another corner for Arsenal...

  • 85'

    Arsenal playing it around nervously at the moment. Lacking that penetration they had just a few minutes ago.

  • 83'

    Gibbs plays in Podolski down the left but Coleman is there to avert the danger with some top defending once again. Everton are hanging on here at the moment .

  • 82'

    Cazorla whips it in but Giroud and Mertesacker collide into each other and the ball sails out for a goal kick.

  • 82'

    Arsenal win another corner after some good work from Podolski.

  • 81'

    Into the last ten minutes. Arsenal dominating at the moment, but you would be a fool to rule out an Everton goal.

  • 80'

    Oxlade-Chamberlain picks out the run of Giroud into the box with a fine pass but the striker can only send his effort over the bar from yards out. Great defending from Jagielka though.

  • 79'

    Stat: Arsenal have scored 18 goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season; more than any other team.

  • 78'

    A superb counter-attack as Arsenal push forward through Cazorla. He plays in Oxlade-Chamberlain who squares it to Giroud but Coleman is there with a vital interception or the striker would have scored.

  • 77'

    Koscielny gets his head to the Arsenal corner but he fails to get enough power on it and Howard is able to deal with it with ease.

  • 77'

    Everton make a change as Jelavic comes on for Barkley. He had a great game.

  • 76'

    Arsenal win another corner after Distin heads clear Sagna's delivery with Giroud waiting to pounce.

  • 75'

    Arsenal cranking up the pressure over these last few minutes. Attack after attack, Everton are having to concentrate big time now.

  • 74'

    Ramsey peels away to the back post to get on the end of Cazorla's next corner but he is closed down by Howard and the keeper smothers the ball.

  • 74'

    Giroud gets his head on Cazorla's corner but Everton do well to scramble it away.

  • 73'

    Arteta whips in a free-kick but Gibson does well to head clear. Arsenal soon win a corner after some good work from Podolski.

  • 72'

    Oxlade-Chamberlain uses his pace straight away to beat a man. He plays it to Cazorla who produces a fine turn before playing an excellent cross-field ball.

  • 70'

    Barkley picks up a booking for pulling Ramsey's shirt.

  • 69'

    Wenger's changes against Norwich at the weekend made all the difference. Can they have a similar impact today?

  • 69'

    Arsenal bring on Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain for Walcott and Wilshere.

  • 68'

    Still this game is finely poised. Everton are perhaps edging it at the moment though.

  • 67'

    Arteta tries to play the ball back to his defence but it hits the referee, much to the annoyance of the home crowd.

  • 66'

    Barkley picks up the ball on the edge of the box and sidesteps Wilshere before curling an effort just wide of the top corner. Great strike.

  • 65'

    Baines whips in the corner but it is poor and he fails to beat the first man.

  • 64'

    Fellaini feeds Mirallas down the left. The winger is given far too much space and his cross into the box deflects off for the corner.

  • 63'

    Just over the hour mark now. Both managers must be starting to think about making a change soon.

  • 62'

    Sagna picks up the ball down the right in plenty of space. He tries to find Giroud in the box but the striker has no chance as it sails right into Howard's arms.

  • 61'

    Cazorla feeds in Ramsey down the right but he struggles to bring the ball under control and it runs out for the goal kick.

  • 59'

    Barkley picks up the ball about 35 yards out from goal and decides to shoot. He gets it horribly wrong though and it sails wide for the goal kick.

  • 58'

    This is real end-to-end stuff now. Blink and you'll miss it.

  • 58'

    Arsenal come forward again through Gibbs down the left. He bursts into the box before playing the ball across the face of the area but Jagielka is there with a superb clearance.

  • 57'

    Baines' free-kick goes straight into the wall and Arsenal counter through Walcott down the right. He picks out Giroud in the middle but the striker is just unable to control it.

  • 56'

    Arteta picks up a booking for the challenge on Pienaar.

  • 55'

    Pienaar is brought down on the edge of the box by Arteta after Wilshere failed to deal with a Coleman cross.

  • 54'

    Baines sends a fine ball into the box but Anichebe just fails to get enough contact on it. Should have done better.

  • 54'

    Everton win a free-kick in a dangerous position. Baines steps up...

  • 53'

    Everton drive forward through Barkley who picks out Baines down the left. The full-back whips a cross into the box but Mertesacker is there to clear with the diving header.

  • 52'

    Walcott knocks the ball past Distin and looks to have beaten him only for a fine recovering tackle from the Everton defender.

  • 51'

    Arsenal push forward down the left through Gibbs who squares the ball to Giroud on the edge of the box but he snatches at his shot and it sails over the bar.

  • 50'

    An exciting first five minutes of the second half. This match really could go either way and you wouldn't want to call it.

  • 49'

    A superb move from Arsenal as Wilshere picks out Gibbs in the box with a lofted pas. The left-back tees up Cazorla who brings out a top save from Howard.

  • 48'

    Everton starting this half very much like they did the first. Putting Arsenal on the back foot and putting them under plenty of pressure when they have the ball.

  • 47'

    Mirallas picks the ball up on the edge of the box after the Arsenal defence failed to deal with it. He has a go from distance but Szczesny makes a good save.

  • 46'

    There was a bit of trouble as the players went into the tunnel at half-time after Mirallas squirted some water at Wilshere, with the midfielder taking it the wrong way.

  • 46'

    Everton get this second half underway...

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle. A thrilling encounter with both sides showing real commitment and really going for it. Both have had chances to score, and the game is finely balanced.

  • 45'

    Sagna finds himself in plenty of space down the right and sends in a first-time cross but it is poor and lands straight at the feet of Howard.

  • 45'

    Baines sends in a fine cross into the Arsenal box but Koscielny does well to get the header in before Anichebe can make contact.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 44'

    Wilshere does brilliantly to beat a man and play in Cazorla. The Spaniard does even better as he waltzes past his marker into the box but Jagielka arrives with a superb tackle.

  • 43'

    Some nice work from Baines sees Pienaar eventually try to fire a cross into the box from the byline on the left but it goes straight to Szczesny.

  • 42'

    Arsenal counter as Cazorla plays in Ramsey down the right. The Welshman picks out Giroud in the middle who gets to the ball before Howard but can only send it wide. He had to score there.

  • 41'

    Distin plays a long ball into Anichebe in the box but Koscielny does very well to outmuscle him and put in the challenge.

  • 40'

    Barkley drives forward and slots in Anichebe but Gibbs gets a vital touch just as the striker was about to pull the trigger, allowing Szczesny to make the save.

  • 39'

    We've seen one now as Barkley has a pop from distance but he was never troubling Szczesny who makes a routine save.

  • 38'

    Considering we have yet to see a shot on target, this has been a very entertaining and watchable game.

  • 37'

    Arsenal really starting to crank up the pressure on Everton now. The Toffees are the ones struggling to break out of their own half.

  • 36'

    Cazorla whips in the free-kick and nearly picks out the run of Ramsey at the far post only for Fellaini to get a vital touch onto his cross.

  • 35'

    Pienaar next to go in the book for Everton after he brings down Walcott. The winger's pace is causing real problems for the Toffees at the moment.

  • 34'

    Gibson takes out Walcott once again with a painful collision. No booking. A lucky man or he would be off. Everton's challenges have been very, very heavy so far. Wenger furious.

  • 33'

    Ramsey looks to spot the run of Gibbs down the left from distance but the pass runs out for a throw. The pace of this game has yet to let up.

  • 32'

    Fantastic counter-attack by Everton but it is soon brought to an end due to a Mirallas offside.

  • 31'

    Stat: Everton have netted 15 goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half of Premier League games; more than any other side.

  • 30'

    Some nice work from Jagielka as he comes forward before picking out Coleman in space on the right. The full-back sends in a cross but Arteta is there to hook the ball away to safety.

  • 29'

    Wilshere sends in the free-kick but it misses his target and Fellaini is able to head clear the danger under little pressure.

  • 28'

    Gibson comes piling into Walcott and concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • 27'

    Arsenal's turn to put the pressure on Everton when in possession. They have got them boxed in right by their penalty box.

  • 26'

    Ramsey brought down near the area by Mirallas but the referee waves play on. It did not look like a foul.

  • 25'

    Arsenal starting to play some real football now. The home crowd are responding which can only help the Gunners.

  • 24'

    Fellaini plays a suicidal ball across his area. It falls to Cazorla who tees up Gibbs on the edge of the box. The left-back makes some space for himself before shooting but it was always sailing over the bar. A let-off for Everton.

  • 23'

    Tremendous pressure from Everton so far. They are giving Arsenal no space or time when they receive the ball. How long can they keep this high energy up for though?

  • 22'

    Arsenal attack through Ramsey. Giroud picks the ball up and tries to slot in Wilshere but just overhits the pass and Howard is able to claim it.

  • 21'

    So just over 20 minutes gone then, and its Everton who have created the one real chance of the game through Pienaar.

  • 20'

    Giroud is penalised for a small tug on Coleman. That will do little to lighten Wenger's mood at the moment.

  • 19'

    Arsenal gain possession but Cazorla soon loses it under little pressure. The home side have yet to really settle down since this game started.

  • 18'

    Wenger is letting his feelings be known to the fourth official over the type of tackles that the Everton players have been putting in.

  • 17'

    The referee is letting the play flow and ignoring a lot of heavy challenges. Barkley took out Wilshere there, but did win the ball.

  • 16'

    Cazorla is ok and returns to the pitch after some treatment.

  • 15'

    Both teams giving the ball away far too easily there. Play is eventually brought to a halt with Cazorla down hurt following a challenge from Barkley.

  • 14'

    Barkley drives forward for Everton and decides to have a go from distance but his shot is blocked. He has started brightly.

  • 14'

    Everton with 55% of the possession so far...

  • 13'

    Cazorla with his first real contribution to the game as he beats a man before laying the ball across the face of the area from the left. But nobody is there to meet the delivery.

  • 12'

    Moyes will be delighted with his side's start. They have been spraying the ball around all over the pitch and really working the Arsenal defence.

  • 11'

    Baines in plenty of space down the left. The full-back whips in a cross and picks out Fellaini but the Belgian fails to get enough contact on his header.

  • 10'

    Fellaini brings down Ramsey for the free-kick. He will have to be careful as he has already fouled Wilshere. He won't want an early yellow card considering he is playing in the middle of the park.

  • 9'

    Gibson picks the ball up on the right and swings a dangerous ball into the middle but Szczesny does well to smother it. Arsenal are a little rattled at the moment.

  • 9'

    Pienaar plays in Anichebe but the striker is unable to get past Mertesacker.

  • 8'

    Everton putting Arsenal under a lot of pressure at the moment. The home side are struggling to get out of their own half.

  • 7'

    Coleman picks out the run of Pienaar with a fine ball to split open the Arsenal defence but the midfielder can only send his effort over the bar with Szczesny coming out to put him off. The ball looked to have bobbled just in front of the South African.

  • 6'

    Fellaini is playing in a much deeper role for Everton than usual. It is Barkley who is playing the nearest to Anichebe.

  • 5'

    A very feisty start to this game with the ball flying about all over the place. Everton will be pleased with how the opening exchanges have gone for them.

  • 4'

    Barkley picks out the run of Mirallas into the Arsenal box but the attacker is closed down by Koscielny and Mertesacker and the ball runs out for the goal kick.

  • 3'

    Arsenal get the ball down the other end of the pitch and Ramsey picks it up in space on the right. He tries to deliver a cross but it sails out for a goal kick.

  • 2'

    Fellaini does well to win possession off Ramsey but he then proceeds to foul Arteta and Arsenal win a free-kick.

  • 2'

    The Emirates is the only Premier League stadium that Everton have yet to win a game at.

  • 1'

    Everton look to attack straight away through Anichebe but Sagna does well to dispossess the striker and clear the danger.

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    And Arsenal get this first half underway...

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    Both sides are carrying out a minute's silence for the Hillsborough victims...

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    The teams are out onto the pitch. We are just moments away from the big kick-off...

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    Everton have not won at Arsenal in the league since January 1996, while the Gunners have won 16 out of 20 of those meeting since then.

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    A vital game for both teams tonight. Arsenal and Everton really need to win as they chase a top-four spot and Champions League football next season.

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    Arsenal welcome back Szczesny, Mertesacker and Walcott into the team at the expense of Fabianski, Vermaelen and Gervinho. Everton make one change, with Barkley coming in for Osman.

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    Everton substitutes: Mucha, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Neville.

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    Arsenal substitutes: Mannone, Vermaelen, Monreal, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Podolski.

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    Everton team: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Mirallas, Distin, Barkley, Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Anichebe.

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    Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud.

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    Welcome to coverage of today's huge Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Kick-off is at 1945GMT.

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