Arsenal return to action against Everton in the Premier League tonight, though the Friday night clash is set to be overshadowed by the Gunners’ involvement in the failed European Super League proposals.

Arsenal were one of 12 founding clubs who on Sunday announced their plans to form a breakaway Super League, drawing near-universal criticism from fans across Europe, uniting politicians across party divides, and even drawing condemnation from the Royal family.

Plans for the Super League spectacularly imploded on Tuesday as all of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ announced their intentions to withdraw from the competition barely 48 hours after its inception.

Arsenal apologised to their fans for their error in judgment, but anger among supporters remains high – and hundreds of supporters joined protests against Stan Kroenke, the owner, at the Emirates as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton head to north London.

With kick-off at 8pm BST, follow the action on our LIVE blog with Simon Collings at the Emirates.

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What an absolute howler that it is. Arsenal had been on top for a bit there, but then Leno has somehow let that cross in. Madness.


GOAL! | Arsenal 0-1 Everton | Bernd Leno (OG) 76’

Richarlison’s low cross is going away from goal until somehow Leno manages to divert it into his own net. It’s an absolute clanger.


74 mins: Gabriel Martinelli is the other man being sent on. Nketiah and Pepe make way, so I’d imagine Martinelli will go and play up top.


72 mins: A couple of changes coming up for the Gunners. Martin Odegaard will be one of them as he makes his return from injury.


67 mins: Better from Arsenal. Dani Ceballos has a crack from long range and it’s a good effort but Pickford beats it clear.


Probably Arsenal’s best chance as Saka’s free-kick finds its way through to Chambers, who catches his volley sweetly, down into the ground, but wide.


Simon Collings is at the Emirates

30 minutes to go and still we wait for a goal. The helicopters are still circling the stadium, though, which is adding some atmosphere.


60 mins: Eddie, where are you son?!

Pepe does brilliantly, standing up his man and flashing a terrific ball low across the face of goal but Nketiah isn’t attacking it. Would’ve been a tap-in.


58 mins: Well, that would have summed it all up. Chambers whips in a low ball aiming at no one in particular but Holgate completely shanks his clearance and it’s not far away from beating Pickford at the near post.


52 mins: Penalty to Arsenal!

Dani Ceballos checks back and Richarlison leaves a lazy leg in. The contact is minimal to say the least, but contact there is.

Ah – but is there an offside in the build-up? It’s Nicolas Pepe who is right on the cusp… yep, offside. No penalty.

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