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.