The Arsenal misery might finally come to an end or continue its unmerry way at Goodison Park Saturday, when Arsene Wenger's jaded, cannot-find-the-back-of-the-net men play Everton in the English Premier League. It is quite alarming how Arsenal's season has unravelled over the past couple of months, with the team going from looking like title contenders, if not winners, to scrapping for another top four finish, with absolutely no other trophies to fight for.
With Leicester City 11 points clear at the top, albeit having played a game more, Arsenal's Premier League title dreams are all but over, so that means another disappointing season. Arsene Wenger had been able to paper over his managerial cracks with back-to-back FA Cup titles, but the manager really has little to stand on now, particularly in a season where the Premier League title was there for the taking.
Wenger, however, needs to inspire his players somehow, because if they fail to get all three points against Everton, their top four place might also come into jeopardy.
"We need to look over our shoulders because it's very tight," Wenger was quoted as saying by The Guardian. "I believe the Premier League [title race] is far from over. But we also have to look behind us because things can change very quickly.
"We want to move forward, but I'm conscious that our position is not secure, even where we are. Things will change between now and the end of the season, that's for sure.
"West Ham are a threat. They've had very positive results at home, and went to Manchester United in the FA Cup and drew 1-1, so they are a threat. But we have to take care of our own destiny, and that's by producing the performances we expect from ourselves.
"For us, it's vital we rebuild some momentum. We have to give 100 percent to finish well in the Premier League and be in the fight until the end."
The fight seemed to have gone out of Arsenal, though, at the moment, no matter what Wenger says. However, on Saturday they will be up against an Everton side who do not have the greatest of home records in the Premier League this season. But then, they do have one of the best strikers of the EPL in Romelu Lukaku, and if the Belgian has one of those unpayable days, this could end up being another result Arsenal will want to forget soon.
Where to Watch Live
The EPL match -- Everton vs Arsenal -- is scheduled for a 12.45 pm GMT (7.45 am ET, 6.15 pm IST) start. Live TV coverage of the match in India will be on Star Sports 4, while the match can also be viewed via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
The Premier League match will be shown live in the UK and Ireland on BT Sport 1, with the live stream option on Watch BT Sport. Viewers in the UK can also listen to the match live on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Viewers in Singapore can watch the match live on 102 mio, while live coverage of the game in Thailand will be on CTH. Bein Sports Arabia 2 HD will broadcast Everton vs Arsenal live in the Middle East and North Africa, while the action can also be live streamed on Bein Sports Connect.
NBCSN and NBC Universo will broadcast the game live in the US, while the action can also be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra. Audience in Canada can watch the action live on TSN 1, TSN 3, TSN 5 and RDS1, with the live streaming option on TSN TV.