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Arsenal’s priority is simple on the final day of the Premier League season. The Gunners must beat Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and hope for other results to go their way in order to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
The Gunners are fifth, but just a point outside the top four and will count on one or both of Manchester City and Liverpool dropping points on the final day. By contrast, the Toffees can’t finish any better or worse than seventh in Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge.
Speaking of Koeman, the Dutch manager has often gotten the better of his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is out of contract this summer and under increasing pressure from disgruntled Gunners supporters to walk away after over 20 years in charge.
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This match won’t be televised in the UK, after broadcaster Sky Sports used up its quota of 126 live fixtures this season, per Ben Rumsby of the Daily Telegraph: “Sky left itself just two games to choose from on Sunday after making a late decision to broadcast the Gunners’ win over Sunderland on Tuesday night, one of 11 matches it will have aired in the past week.”
However, the game can still be seen by U.S. audiences. Before a preview and a closer look at the team news, here are the relevant viewing and schedule details:
Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 3 p.m. BST. 10 a.m. ET.
TV Info: NBC.
Live Stream: NBC Sports App.
There will be a lot of focus on whether Koeman starts attacking midfielder Ross Barkley.
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Barkley has been linked with a move away. In fact, Arsenal and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in the player who has just one year left on his contract, per Bruce Archer of the Daily Express.
Koeman has told Barkley he has one week to decide whether or not to sign a new contract, per Read the full article from the Source…