Arsenal 5-1 Everton LIVE! Odegaard goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Arsenal 5-1 Everton LIVE! Odegaard goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Everton - LIVE!

Arsenal made light work of Everton in a 5-1 victory at Emirates Stadium yet still had to resign themselves to playing Europa League football next season after Tottenham powered past Norwich.

Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes and Martin Odegaard were on target but the result became incidental as Spurs secured fourth place in the Premier League by storming Carrow Road with a 5-0 win.

Painful defeats to Tottenham and Newcastle had left Arsenal needing a final-day collapse from their north London rivals to have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League but none materialised.

Instead, they had to sign off a disappointing season by crushing an Everton side that had climbed their Everest on Thursday night by delivering a stunning comeback win against Crystal Palace to escape relegation with a game to spare.

It means Arsenal finish the season in fifth and secure a return to European football, but it’s not in the competition that had been eyeing up just ten days ago.

Arsenal vs Everton latest news

  • GOAL! Odegaard caps win with lovely finish

  • GOAL! Gabriel gets on the scoresheet

  • GOAL! Cedric restores two-goal advantage

  • GOAL! Van de Beek gets Everton back in it

  • GOAL! Nketiah quickly extends lead

  • GOAL! Martinelli puts Arsenal in front from the spot

Arsenal FC 5 - 1 Everton FC

Arsenal end season on a high

19:14 , Matt Verri

It’s the hope that kills you and to that end, Arsenal had Dejan Kulusevski to half-thank for polishing off their top four hopes, which had been on life support since Monday night’s defeat to Newcastle, little more than a quarter-of an hour into the final day of this Premier League campaign.

News of the Tottenham winger’s early goal at Norwich all-but confirmed what even the most optimistic Arsenal fan had considered nigh-on inevitable in terms of the race for the Champions League, and briefly flattened what had been a buoyant atmosphere at the Emirates for the Gunners’ final game of a season that has been one of marked progress, for all its disheartening ending.

Read Mailk Ouzia’s full analysis right here!

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End of the road?

18:54 , Matt Verri

Martinelli on the pitch...

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18:28 , Matt Verri

A return to European football for Arsenal but it’s the Europa League next season.

The Champions League was there for them ten days ago, when victory over Spurs would have secured a top-four spot.

As it is, they finish fifth. Still plenty of positives to take from the season for the Gunners.

Player ratings

18:06 , Matt Verri

Martin Odegaard 8

Full of tricks and flicks in combination with Saka again, before getting in on the goalscoring act late on. A joy to watch and deserving of more credit than he’s received beyond these walls.

Gabriel Martinelli 8

Won and scored penalty, then set up Nketiah’s second with smart flick. Wearing No35 for the final time before an upgrade to No11 that symbolises his progress this season.

Click here for a full run-down of the Arsenal players!

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FT: Arsenal 5-1 Everton

17:53 , Matt Verri

And that is that for the 2022 Premier League season.

Arsenal do their job on the final day, cruising to victory over the Toffees. But it’s not enough for Champions League football.

The Gunners are into the Europa League.

17:51 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Three minutes added on.

Odegaard looks to poke a ball through to Lacazette - he hasn’t made the run though.

17:49 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Calvert-Lewin thinks he’s away in the box, shrugging off a challenge... the whistle goes though. He did foul Gabriel.

Frustrating afternoon for the Everton striker, he’s barely had a kick.

17:45 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Everton fans still having a lovely time in north London - the party started days ago.

Lokonga and Martinelli in the box, crowded out. Lacazette whips an effort from the edge of the box, just wide!

GOAL! Arsenal 5-1 Everton | Martin Odegaard 82'

17:43 , Matt Verri

BRILLIANT FROM ODEGAARD!

That’s a sensational finish. Picks it up on the edge of the box, skips into the box with a lovely drop of the shoulder and then passes the ball into the far corner. So, so good.

17:41 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Been a really good Arsenal display, even if they have faced generous opponents.

All the Gunners could do today was get their job done. They’ve done that - hasn’t been enough though.

Odegaard continues to get on the ball at will, he’s enjoyed his afternoon.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

17:37 , Matt Verri

Quite the ovation for Bukayo Saka, though I suspect most people in here would rather have seen Emile Smith Rowe come on to be honoured with something similar.

17:34 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Almost 5-1!

Lokonga very nearly had his first Arsenal goal. Martinelli works it out to his teammate nicely, Lokonga curls it towards the near post. Begovic turns it behind for a corner.

17:30 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Backpass from Keane to Begovic? No, despite the Arsenal fans appealing for it.

The top-four race is over, for those waiting on Norwich to score four goals. They’ll now need five - Son has made it 4-0 Tottenham.

17:27 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Dele Alli’s miserable afternoon is over, met with a chorus of boos. Gordon comes on to replace him.

Change also for the Gunners, with Lacazette replacing Nketiah. Will we see him again in an Arsenal shirt?

17:26 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Aside from that handball, Iwobi has been tidy for Everton. Probably their best player, as a low a bar as that is.

Game being played at barely more than walking pace now. More goals in it for Arsenal if they want them, particularly when they get set-pieces.

17:22 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Arteta turns to his bench. Xhaka replaced by Lokonga.

Warm reception for Xhaka - that hasn’t always been the case when he’s been brought off!

GOAL! Arsenal 4-1 Everton | Gabriel 59’

17:19 , Matt Verri

It’s four!

Everton continue to refuse to defend set-pieces. This one is headed out to Cedric, played back in and falls for Gabriel in the box... drills it past Begovic.

Everton a mess.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

17:17 , Matt Verri

That is absolutely rancid defending from Everton. Not only were they not alert to the quick corner, they also left the edge of the box completely empty. Cracking finish mind.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Everton | Cedric 56'

17:16 , Matt Verri

Saka and Nketiah combine superbly, before Keane gets across to concede a corner. Huge ovation for Saka as he strolls over to take it.

Rolled out to the edge of the box where Cedric is waiting... AND WHIPS IT PAST BEGOVIC!

Lovely, lovely finish. Well-worked from the Gunners.

17:14 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Tavares somehow bundles his way through three challenges and can drive at goal.

On his right foot and as ever it’s maximum power in everything he does. Blazed over the bar.

17:11 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Not much energy on the pitch, even less in the stands. Everyone knows that whatever happens in the next 40 minutes or so is going to count for very little.

Van de Beek fires a pass in towards Alli... straight out of play for a goal-kick.

17:08 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Brighter start to the half from Everton - will they give this a bit of a go in the second half?

We shall see. Calvert-Lewin and Iwobi among those heavily involved since the break.

Back underway!

17:05 , Matt Verri

Here we go again!

17:04 , Matt Verri

Arsenal with 17 shots in the first half. Yes, 17.

They’ve been superb going forward, but that late goal from Gray has pegged them back. Players back out.

16:56 , Matt Verri

Both north London sides getting the job done so far then.

Tottenham 2-0 against Norwich, goals from Kulusevski and Son. Gunners nead Norwich to score three in 45 minutes - slightly optimistic.

HT: Arsenal 2-1 Everton

16:52 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time.

Arsenal utterly dominant, but that goal right on the stroke of half-time has got Everton back in it.

None of it really matters though, with Tottenham cruising at Carrow Road.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:51 , Matt Verri

It’s almost a relief that the top four fight is pretty much over. You can only imagine the nerves in this place at half-time off the back of that Van de Beek goal had Norwich been winning.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Everton | Donny van de Beek 45+3'

16:50 , Matt Verri

Well then - Everton pull one back just before the break!

Iwobi slides it through to Calvert-Lewin, he drags the ball back across the face of goal and Van de Beek, has a tap in. Where has that come from?!

16:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Three minutes added on.

Everton have shown some signs of life in the last five minutes or so, but not much more than that. Xhaka tries his luck from distance, comfortably parried away by Begovic.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:46 , Matt Verri

That would’ve been a goal to sum up Bukayo Saka’s season. He was brought down in the middle of the park, found nothing doing, and then within minutes was back up and running through on goal. Just the finish missing.

16:45 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Saka with a terrible pass and Calvert-Lewin is free in the box. Alli then tries to bundle his way through, plays it across the face of goal where Gray can’t quite reach.

Arsenal just about get it out, but that was poor from the Gunners. Toffees get it back, Gray down in the box - told to get up.

End-to-end! Saka through on goal now after Nketiah lobs the ball through, can’t quite get it out of his feet and it’s curled wide.

16:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Everton actually getting some possession of the ball know, having had less than 20% of it so far in the first half.

Arsenal happy enough to let the Toffees have it, especially as Holgate then passes it straight to Gabriel.

16:39 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Everton’s best move of the match, which isn’t saying much.

Worked out to Iwobi, who fires it low into the box. Calvert-Lewin lets it run, Gray goes for goal and it’s well over the bar. Tough chance with Cedric sliding in.

16:38 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Two goals here... two goals at Carrow Road. Kane has doubled the lead for Spurs.

Arsenal are going to keep having fun at the Emirates though. Martinelli gets across his man again at the near post from a corner, his flick is blocked.

Comes out to Elneny who puts everything into the shot. Always rising. Change for Everton, Lampard has seen enough - Van de Beek on, Doucoure off.

16:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: So nearly 3-0!

It’s all Arsenal. Ball played across the face of goal, Martinelli has a couple of attempts at turning it home from close range. Just about cleared.

Everton playing like a team that have very much enjoyed their last couple of days, having secured Premier League survival.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:34 , Matt Verri

Fair to say Everton have gone here. The shackles are off for Arsenal and this could be anything.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Everton | Eddie Nketiah 31'

16:32 , Matt Verri

AND THEY HAVE A SECOND!

From that corner, Arsenal double the lead. Whipped into the near post, Martinelli flicks it on and Nketiah is there a few yards out to turn it home. So easy.

16:31 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Challenges flying in at the moment - Alli getting particularly frustrated as he launches himself into Cedric.

Xhaka then wins a corner after playing the ball against Alli, and then shoves the former Spurs man to go with it. As calm as ever from the Swiss international.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:29 , Matt Verri

Martinelli had been expected to take that big late penalty at Stamford Bridge a few weeks back but Bukayo Saka wanted the responsibility. The Brazilian has it back today and sends Begovic the wrong way.

Begovic then wants as much time as he’s been taking over his goal-kicks as Nketiah charges down and wins a corner from nothing.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Everton | Gabriel Martinelli 27'

16:28 , Matt Verri

MARTINELLI MAKES NO MISTAKE!

After a fairly dominant display so far, Martinelli puts the Gunners in front from the spot!

PENALTY ARSENAL!

16:27 , Matt Verri

Eventually it is given after a long check. Martinelli has the ball in his hand - Saka has taken in recent weeks but it will be the Brazilian.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:26 , Matt Verri

Looks like Agent Iwobi has struck! Too late, perhaps to have an effect on the top four race, but it’s cheered everyone up a bit here.

16:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Martinelli hammers a left-footed strike at goal, hits Iwobi and bounces away. Arsenal want a penalty for handball - referee not interested.

VAR checking it as play continues. Big cheers as Alli takes a wild swing at the ball and barely makes contact. The Gunners go up the pitch, Tavares goes for goal from miles out. Well over the bar.

The VAR check isn’t done yet...

16:24 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Everton slowly working their way down the left wing with a string of throw-ins. They’ve really struggled to get on the ball at all so far.

To be fair to Lampard’s side, they haven’t shown any desire to do so. Not really the gameplan.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:23 , Matt Verri

Things have gone a little bit flat since news of that Kulusevski goal at Carrow Road filtered through. I don’t think many Arsenal fans believed Norwich could do them a favour, but it was fun to pretend while things were still in the balance. Less so now.

16:20 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Tavares continues to get forward at will. His cross finds Nketiah, who fires over the bar on the swivel.

Could this be Nketiah’s final appearance in an Arsenal shirt? Out of contract in the summer, and hasn’t had any intention of signing a new deal so far.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:19 , Matt Verri

Arsenal should really be ahead here, with that Martinelli chance, but Mikel Arteta will be confident that a goal is coming with the amount of territory and possession his side are enjoying.

Everton have made some big blocks in their own box but don’t seem especially interested in closing anyone down any further out than that.

16:18 , Matt Verri

There is some very bad news for Arsenal fans. Tottenham have taken the lead against Norwich.

If it stays like that, there’s nothing the Gunners can do here this afternoon.

16:18 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Doucoure all over Martinelli as he drags the Brazilian back, that will be a free-kick for the Gunners.

It will be Odegaard to swing it in - nice delivery too. Flicked behind for another corner.

16:16 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Odegaard lets the ball run throught to Saka... he’s offside though.

Once again Begovic strolls over to take the free-kick - Arsenal fans not particularly impressed with the energy he’s bringing to the occasion. Or lack thereof.

16:13 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Begovic in no rush over every goal-kick and free-kick he takes. Going to enjoy every second of a rare Premier League start it seems.

BIG CHANCE! Begovic does his job with his hands this time. Nketiah’s shot blocked, falls perfectly into the path of Martinelli but he’s denied from close range. Had to score.

16:10 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Tavares basically playing as a second left winger so far - no need for any defensive responsibilities. Everton are safe but they haven’t arrived with any sort of freedom.

Odegaard and Nketiah try to link up, Kenny wins it back and just hammers it up the pitch.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:07 , Matt Verri

Both sets of fans are pretty happy in the early stages - the home ones because Arsenal have made an excellent start, Everton’s because they’ve heard the news that Liverpool are behind at Anfield.

16:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Taveres cushions the ball across the face of goal, Odegaard and Nketiah both close to getting on the edge of it. Just about scrambled behind for a corner.

Again it comes in from Tavares... Dele wants a foul but he doesn’t get it. Fans very happy.

16:06 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Cedric with a very ambitious shot from the edge of the box. Just about made the Everton’s defenders who were waiting to block.

Visitors have barely had a touch yet, beyond Alli’s unwelcome involvement.

Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

16:03 , Matt Verri

No surprise that there are boos all around the ground for Dele Alli’s first touch. I had to double check when I heard it was his first Everton start earlier. Fair to say that’s not a move that’s worked out?

16:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Martinelli breezes away down the left and clips a cross towards the back post, just over everyone though. Bright start from the Gunners.

In particular, Martinelli looks up for it on the left for Arsenal.

KICK-OFF!

16:01 , Matt Verri

We are underway at the Emirates!

15:59 , Matt Verri

Here we go... players are out. Kick-off just a minute or so away!

15:56 , Matt Verri

Players will be in the tunnel any minute now.

Arsenal really could do with a positive display and result to finish the season, regardless of what happens at Carrow Road.

Everton... not sure they particularly care! Their job is done.

Don’t think we need to worry about that...

15:50 , Matt Verri

Would be very surprised if finishing fifth after a late-season collapse inspires the Arsenal fans to take to the pitch at full-time.

Could be wrong, but very much doubt it.

Lovely day for it!

15:48 , Matt Verri

15:43 , Matt Verri

Been an impressive first season in north London for Aaron Ramsdale.

He’s got 12 Premier league clean sheets this campaign so far - just about time left to add more to that tally.

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Malik Ouzia at the Emirates

15:38 , Matt Verri

15:30 , Matt Verri

Half an hour to go until kick-off at the Emirates.

Been a miserable last ten days of the season for the Gunners, they’ll be looking to finish it on a high in front of their home fans.

Likely won’t be enough for top-four.... but you never know!

The visitors arrive

15:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tomiyasu update

15:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Esteemed company

15:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Permutations: How can Arsenal qualify for the Champions League?

15:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

While unlikely, there’s a chance Arsenal WILL qualify for the Champions League today.

You can read about how that is possible here.

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Reminder: Arsenal will be in their new kit

15:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal wil be donning their new kit today.

Typically stylish, can the players impress in it?

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Confirmed Everton lineup

15:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Arsenal lineup

15:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frank Lampard: Everton can relax but will not be rolling over

14:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frank Lampard says his Everton side can now “relax” and throw off the shackles ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal, but vowed to approach the game “in the right way” given the top four race is still alive.

Everton came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Goodison Park last night, securing their Premier League status for next season with a game to spare.

Arsenal must beat the Toffees at the Emirates to have any chance of overhauling Tottenham to salvage a top four finish, with Antonio Conte’s men needing only a point away at relegated Norwich to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Arsenal’s cause may well have been boosted by the fact that Lampard’s men are no longer scrapping for their lives, but the former Blues boss believes a new sense of freedom could bring more improvement from his team.

“I will relax more and I don’t mean that in a light-hearted way because I understand Arsenal and Tottenham are in a battle and we’ll go and do our absolute best to approach the game in the right way,” he said.

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Arteta’s transfer message

14:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will have “certain resources” to attack the summer transfer market, although stressed they were far from “unlimited”.

The Gunners spent £149million last summer, bringing in the likes of Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale, who quickly became regular starters.

On the budget for the upcoming transfer window, Arteta admitted: “We are going to have certain resources, not unlimited resources, and with the resources we have to play and do what we have to do in the best possible way.

“We don’t know what the rest will have but obviously it will be challenging because now it is not a top three, it is a top eight, but that is why we have to find a way to do again what we did last summer.

“I think the market as well is going to have a big implication there. I don’t know how the market is going to act, what the prices are going to be and what we’re going to be able to do.”

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Arteta: We’re sticking with young players

14:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has vowed to continue with his young players even if they miss out on the Champions League.

Anything but a win would see Arsenal finish fifth after a run of six losses in their final 11 Premier League outings and even three points would not be enough to see them leapfrog Tottenham, should they overcome Norwich City.

Arsenal had been in the driving seat to clinch Champions League football at the beginning of May when they moved four points clear of Spurs but back-to-back defeats means Arteta’s young side look set to have to settle for the Europa League.

Many critics have suggested more experience is required in the playing group at the Emirates but the 40-year-old Spaniard has no intention of a big overhaul.

You can read Arteta’s full quotes here.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

14:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal wins: 108

Draws: 46

Everton wins: 64

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Prediction

14:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Everton’s away form has been their biggest downfall this season, so it seems safe to back Arsenal here.

Arsenal to win 2-1.

Everton team news

14:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

For Everton, Lampard has confirmed a number of players who haven’t had much of a chance under him will feature now their Premier League safety has been secured.

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Arsenal team news

13:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arteta is still without Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney for the final game of the season.

Elsewhere, Takehiro Tomiyasu is likely to miss out, although Rob Holding is available again.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Everton

13:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

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Welcome

13:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s dedicated match coverage of Arsenal’s game against Everton at the Emirates.

The Premier League final day all kick-off at 4pm BST.

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