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  • Date:08 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,719
  • Ozil (6) Arteta - pen (67) Giroud (82)
    Giroud (84)
  • Lukaku (31)
Goal!

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92mins

The match has reached full-time.

92mins

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Mesut Ozil.

92mins

Aiden McGeady sends in a cross.

91mins

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Seamus Coleman.

89mins

Romelu Lukaku takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lukasz Fabianski catches the ball.

89mins

Clearance made by Carl Jenkinson.

88mins

Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu from the right by-line.

88mins

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

88mins

Kieran Gibbs goes off and Carl Jenkinson comes on.

87mins

Shot by Olivier Giroud went wide left of the target.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Aiden McGeady by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick.

85mins

Olivier Giroud scores with their left foot. Arsenal 4-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Mesut Ozil.

85mins

Mathieu Flamini manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Gerard Deulofeu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross Barkley.

83mins

Olivier Giroud scores with a left foot finish. Arsenal 3-1 Everton.Assist by Bacary Sagna.

81mins

Aiden McGeady concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen.

81mins

Clearance made by Seamus Coleman.

80mins

Olivier Giroud is ruled offside.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Ross Barkley.

78mins

Tomas Rosicky replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

76mins

Steven Pienaar goes off and Leon Osman comes on.

76mins

Kevin Mirallas leaves the field to be replaced by Aiden McGeady.

75mins

Ross Barkley has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

74mins

The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines.

73mins

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Leighton Baines.

72mins

Leighton Baines crosses the ball.

71mins

Clearance by Mathieu Flamini.

71mins

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick.

69mins

James McCarthy shown a yellow card.

69mins

James McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta.

68mins

Olivier Giroud goes into the referee's book.

67mins

Penalty taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta and scored. Arsenal 2-1 Everton.

66mins

Foul by Gareth Barry on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Penalty awarded.

66mins

Free kick crossed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

66mins

Mesut Ozil fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick.

65mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

65mins

Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

63mins

Mesut Ozil produces a cross.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Mesut Ozil.

61mins

Olivier Giroud replaces Yaya Sanogo.

60mins

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

59mins

Gareth Barry fouled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the ref awards a free kick.

58mins

Ross Barkley challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

57mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Joel Robles parries the effort to safety.

56mins

Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

56mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Kieran Gibbs gets a block in.

55mins

Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Ross Barkley takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

53mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

52mins

James McCarthy makes a clearance.

52mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla.

52mins

Free kick crossed by Mikel Arteta.

51mins

Santi Cazorla fouled by Steven Pienaar, the ref awards a free kick.

50mins

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball.

49mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Joel Robles makes a block.

49mins

Bacary Sagna produces a cross.

47mins

The second half has started.

47mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

47mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Steven Pienaar.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Mesut Ozil results in a free kick.

46mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

45mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

45mins

Free kick taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by Kevin Mirallas.

44mins

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

43mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mesut Ozil.

42mins

Centre by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

41mins

Shot by Santi Cazorla. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

41mins

The ball is delivered by Mesut Ozil.

40mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

37mins

Santi Cazorla crosses the ball in from the free kick.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Sylvain Distin results in a free kick.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Gibbs on Seamus Coleman.

35mins

Clearance by Seamus Coleman.

35mins

Kevin Mirallas has an effort at goal. Lukasz Fabianski makes a block.

35mins

Clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

34mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

32mins

Romelu Lukaku grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Arsenal 1-1 Everton.Kevin Mirallas provided the assist for the goal.

32mins

Ross Barkley delivers the ball.

32mins

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Gareth Barry gets a block in.

31mins

Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

28mins

Clearance by Kieran Gibbs.

27mins

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

27mins

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Seamus Coleman results in a free kick.

25mins

Chance falls to Thomas Vermaelen who heads at goal. Seamus Coleman gets a block in.

24mins

Mathieu Flamini receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

23mins

The ball is swung over by Seamus Coleman.

23mins

Shot by Santi Cazorla. Blocked by John Stones.

22mins

Bacary Sagna produces a cross.

21mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.

19mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

19mins

Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

17mins

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

17mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the ball.

17mins

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. John Stones gets a block in.

15mins

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Gibbs on Kevin Mirallas.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Ross Barkley.

13mins

Leighton Baines makes a clearance.

13mins

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

12mins

Centre by Mesut Ozil.

12mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

11mins

Mikel Arteta delivers the ball.

10mins

Steven Pienaar takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

10mins

Shot by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Joel Robles parries the effort to safety.

9mins

Yaya Sanogo takes a shot. Joel Robles parries the ball away.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by James McCarthy.

8mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

7mins

Mesut Ozil scores a left footed goal. Arsenal 1-0 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

6mins

Header at goal by Sylvain Distin. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

5mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the ref awards a free kick.

3mins

Clearance by Kieran Gibbs.

3mins

Clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.

3mins

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

1mins

Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta.

1mins

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Wenger's not in the blame game Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains no one is to blame for the "accident" which left midfielder Jack Wilshere sidelined for the best part of two months with a fractured foot. The 22-year-old faces at least six weeks of rehabilitation, and a further two before being up to full match fitness, after tests showed he had sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot. The damage followed a hefty tackle from Liverpool defender Daniel Agger early in England's friendly against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. Wilshere played on following treatment until he was replaced on the hour, and when speaking to reporters afterwards maintained it was "just a bruise" having been initially assessed by the Football Association medical staff at the stadium. Arsenal confirmed the full diagnosis following consultations with an independent radiologist. Should all go to plan, then Wilshere could be back in time for the final two Barclays Premier League matches - and possibly an FA Cup final date if the Gunners progress, with Saturday's quarter-final tie against Everton their next fixture. England manager Roy Hodgson, who is set to name a provisional 30-man World Cup squad on May 13 - has already expressed his sympathy for both player and club. Wenger remained pragmatic today as he said: "I had no agreement (with Hodgson over Wilshere's game time), no. It is an accident on a good ankle. "I think the tackle was strong, but I think he (Agger) wanted to go for the ball." Wenger indicated he would probably have done the same in allowing Wilshere to continue once the midfielder - who had looked in considerable pain initially after the impact - was back on his feet. "It is the pain of the player that gives you the indication and you trust always the player," he said. "Sometimes you give him a few minutes when a guy has been touched like that to tell you how he feels and if there is no pain we are not at the point where you can make an instant check up (on the pitch) with X-rays to see how big the damage is. "Most of the time, it is the indication of the player that helps you if you can go on or not." Wilshere has endured fitness issues since first suffering an ankle problem in the build-up to the 2011/12 campaign, and spent 17 months on the sidelines which saw him miss out on the chance to play at both the European Championships as well as represent Team GB at London 2012. Wenger, though, is confident the 22-year-old has the strength of character to recover once more. "He's in the boot and he's gone away for a few days to get a little bit away from travelling and the disappointment and think about something else," Wenger said. "We want to help him come back as quickly as possible and prepare for the rest of the season." Elsewhere, France defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitness test on a hamstring problem also sustained while away on international duty so captain Thomas Vermaelen is on standby to deputise. Full-back Nacho Monreal (ankle) will also be assessed as Wenger looks to utilise his squad. Forward Steven Naismith believes Everton have no reason to fear Arsenal as they have proved this season they are a match for the big teams. Roberto Martinez's side head to the Emirates Stadium for an FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday which could have a major bearing on the remainder of their season. Having dropped nine points off the pace - discounting fourth-placed Manchester City's two matches in hand - in the race for Champions League football the FA Cup represents their best chance of success even if European football remains a possibility. Having gone to the Emirates in December and earned a creditable 1-1 draw Naismith thinks the trip south can be made with confidence even if their away record in terms of results against their rivals is mixed. Everton suffered their first league defeat at Manchester City in October and have lost at Anfield and, less deservedly, at Tottenham but did register an historic victory at Manchester United four days before their draw at the Emirates. "It is a massive game," said Scotland international Naismith. "You need to beat the big teams if you want to get to finals and win trophies so we are going to work hard." Arsenal had an unexpected defeat at Stoke last weekend which dealt a blow to their title hopes, but Martinez does not think that will have much bearing on Saturday's encounter. "There is never a good or bad time to face a top team. We admire Arsenal immensely for the team they are," he said. "They had a disappointing result at the weekend but that does not change anything. "They can perform without looking at what happened in the previous game. "They are as good as anyone when they get on the ball and have free movement. "But if you want to be winning a competition like the FA Cup you have to find a way of being effective against a team like Arsenal. "We need to replicate the level of performance we had at the Emirates earlier in the season. "I thought first half we played really well but when you are dominant you need to reflect that in the scoreline and that is where we need to improve." Goalkeeper Joel Robles is set to continue his FA Cup run in the side by replacing Tim Howard. Captain Phil Jagielka is unlikely to feature having missed last weekend's win over West Ham and England's midweek friendly with a hamstring injury but fellow centre-back Antolin Alcaraz is fit again after six weeks out with a muscle problem. On-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to start having come off the bench to score the winner against the Hammers.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • SUBS
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Emiliano Viviano
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Ryo Miyaichi
  • Serge Gnabry

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