Mikel Arteta with Arsenal (2014 US tour)

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Mikel Arteta named Arsenal manager on eve of Everton clash

Arsenal's got its new manager, and it's one familiar to fans.


Phil West


Posted on Dec 20, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:56 pm CDT

Former Arsenal player and current Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta was named the Gunners’ manager on Friday, ending speculation about who would officially succeed Unai Emery in what is becoming a potentially lost season for Arsenal.

Arteta’s first press conference as manager will stream live on Arsenal’s website at noon ET.

According to the club’s announcement, Arteta will start in his new post on Sunday. Arteta was famously with Arsenal as a player between 2011 and 2016, before moving from playing to coaching. He joined Pep Guardiola’s coaching squad in Manchester and has been learning and developing as a manager there since. This will be his first managerial position, succeeding a more seasoned but ultimately unsuccessful Emery.

Arteta came up through Barcelona’s youth system and played professionally for a number of clubs, including Rangers, PSG, Real Sociedad, and Everton. Though he did feature for Spain’s youth teams, he didn’t achieve a senior cap during Spain’s golden era of international play.

“This is a huge honour,” Arteta told Arsenal.com. “Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game.”

“We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that,” he added, “but I am confident we’ll do it. I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.”

Arteta will officially join the organization on Sunday. Interim manager Freddie Ljungburg, whose time at Arsenal’s helm only lasted three weeks, will be managing one more match: The early contest on Saturday between Arsenal and Everton.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Arsenal vs. Everton live.


Arsenal vs. Everton

  • When: 7:30am ET, Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Where: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
  • Streaming: NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold

Arsenal vs. Everton live stream: How to watch Premier League matches

The match is on NBCSN; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch Premier League action throughout the season.

1) Sling TV

Sling Orange + Blue channels
Sling Orange + Blue

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.


2) FuboTV

FuboTV channels

  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter 
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.


3) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV channels
Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV channels
YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


5) AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now channels
  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


6) NBC Sports Gold

NBC Sports Gold streaming info
NBC Sports Gold

If you want access to every Premier League game this season, you’ll want an NBC Sports Gold subscription. At the Matchday Pass tier, for $39.99, you get access to 140 exclusive live matches, with at least four for each of the 20 clubs. The Premier League Pass option gives you an option to replay matches, in case you can’t catch a match live, and offers additional programming, including analysis and highlights. NBC Sports Gold offers additional packages for fans who want to follow rugby action, the PGA tour, Indy Car racing, cycling, and lacrosse. 


More Popular Team vs. Less Popular Team: Preview, recent form, odds, upcoming fixtures

Arsenal (recent form: DDLWL) lost in undignified fashion on Sunday, letting Manchester City put in three first-half goals for what would be a final 3-0 margin. Arsenal now sits in 10th after registering just two wins since September. It appears that the only way it’ll achieve Champions League status next year is to win the Europa League. Fortunately for them, they’re on to the Round of 32, starting at Olympiacos in February. In the meantime, Arsenal has matches with Chelsea and Manchester United as part of its fixture season.

Everton (recent form: LLLWD) is undefeated in the Duncan Ferguson era! It added a draw with United over the weekend to its earlier win over Chelsea to give the blue side of Liverpool some newfound life. Everton’s currently up to 16th in the table and now three points from safety, though at this point in the season, it seems that only Watford is truly ready for the drop.


The William Hill oddsmakers are calling this one fairly even, with Everton being pipped for +130 odds (wager $100 to win $130), Arsenal getting +190 odds, and a draw being the least likely scenario at +265.

Upcoming Fixtures

Arsenal, Thursday, Dec. 26 at Bournemouth (Premier League); Sunday, Nov. 29 vs. Chelsea (Premier League)

Everton, Thursday, Dec. 26 vs. Burnley (Premier League); Saturday, Nov. 28 at Newcastle (Premier League)


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*First Published: Dec 20, 2019, 11:06 am CST