Arsenal v Everton LIVE commentary: Gunners seek revenge on Toffees to extend Premier League lead and pile misery on Sean Dyche – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

    Arsenal will be desperate to exact revenge on Everton when the two clubs renew hostilities exclusively live on talkSPORT this week.

    The Gunners suffered, what was at the time, only their second Premier League defeat of the season during Sean Dyche’s first game in charge of the Toffees in the reserve fixture earlier this month.

    Arsenal have won their last two games on the road to reaffirm their title credentials


    Arsenal have won their last two games on the road to reaffirm their title credentials

    The 1-0 loss at Goodison Park ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run in the top-flight that stretched back to the start of September.

    It could have proved the catalyst for the club’s title challenge faltering as a draw and another defeat followed in the next two games.

    But Mikel Arteta’s men have bounced back with back-to-back wins over Aston Villa and Leicester.

    Everton, meanwhile, have seen an upturn in results under Dyche but a costly 2-0 defeat at home to Villa has kept them in the relegation zone.

    Arsenal vs Everton: talkSPORT coverage

    This Premier League match will take place on Wednesday, March 1.

    Adrian Durham will be presenting exclusive talkSPORT coverage of this game, with kick-off at the Emirates scheduled for 7:45pm.

    Commentary will then come from Jim Proudfoot and former West Ham striker Dean Ashton.

    Arsenal vs Everton is not available to watch on UK TV so the only place to catch all the action for free is on talkSPORT. will also be running a live blog too.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Everton stunned the Premier League leaders at Goodison

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    Everton stunned the Premier League leaders at Goodison

    Arsenal vs Everton: Team news

    Gabriel Jesus is closing in on a return for the hosts, but this game will still come too soon for the Brazilian striker following a knee injury.

    Mohamed Elneny remains a long-term absentee but Arsenal otherwise have a clean bill of health to contend with.

    As for Everton, the visitors are sweating on the fitness of Dominic Calvert-Lewin after his latest issue has kept him out in recent weeks.

    The Toffees already have a number of absentees, with Nathan Patterson, Andros Townsend and James Garner all in the treatment room.

    Arteta has successfully navigated a tricky period for his young side


    Arteta has successfully navigated a tricky period for his young side

    Arsenal v Everton: What has been said?

    Arteta lavished praise on Gabriel Martinelli after the Brazilian scored on his return to the starting XI against Leicester.

    He said: “It was really important for him as well, sometimes you have to give someone a breather to come back with more enthusiasm and more energy.

    “He contributed with a fantastic goal that gives us the win, and with his contract, delighted because we’ve been working for a while on that and we want to keep our best players with us, he committed to what we are doing as a club.”

    On Martinelli not losing any motivation, Arteta added: “We’re not going to lose that on Gabi, my worry if anything is sometimes you have to slow him down because he has got too much, he’s in a great place.”

    Arsenal v Everton: Match facts

    • Gabriel Martinelli has scored in his last two Premier League appearances for Arsenal – he’s never scored in three in a row within the same season before. He’s scored nine Premier League goals this season, and could become the third Brazilian to reach double figures in a single campaign while aged 21 or under, after Gabriel Jesus (2017-18) and Richarlison (2018-19).
    • James Tarkowski scored Everton’s winner against Arsenal in the reverse fixture – the last Toffees player to score home and away against the Gunners in the same Premier League campaign was Tomasz Radzinski in 2003-04.
    • Having lost his first nine Premier League games against Arsenal, Everton boss Sean Dyche has lost just one of his last six against them (W2 D3). However, his sides have never scored more than once in those 15 meetings with the Gunners, netting seven goals in total.
    • Arsenal have 57 points from their 24 Premier League games this season – victory here would be the joint fastest the Gunners have ever reached 60 points in a single league campaign, also doing so after 25 games in both 2003-04 and 2007-08.
    • Everton have won just one of their last 13 Premier League away games, a 2-1 win at Southampton in October (D5 L7). Since that victory, the Toffees have scored just one goal in their seven away games (D2 L5), with Demarai Gray netting in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City in December.
    • After a run of 10 consecutive home wins in the Premier League, Arsenal have won just one of their last four at the Emirates (D2 L1). The Gunners have also kept just two clean sheets in their last 16 home league games.
    • Everton have never won a Premier League away game against the side starting the day top of the table, drawing five and losing 19 such matches. The Toffees’ last league victory away to the top-flight leaders was in September 1986, a 2-1 win at Wimbledon.
    • Everton have won four of their last five league games against Arsenal, including a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture last month. It’s as many victories as they had in their previous 28 against the Gunners (D8 L16).
    • Everton have won just one of their last 26 away games against Arsenal in the Premier League (D4 L21), picking up a 1-0 victory in April 2021.
    • Arsenal have won 99 of their 203 league games against Everton (D43 L61), and could become the first team in English league history to register 100 victories against a specific opponent.


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