2019-20 English Premier League

Everton, Arsenal play out bore draw with new bosses Ancelotti, Arteta in stands

Why Ancelotti is the wrong man for Everton (1:29)

Steve Nicol says Everton need a manager with a mix of the qualities of Carlo Ancelotti and Duncan Ferguson. (1:29)

Everton and Arsenal played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday, with respective new managers Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta watching from the stands.

Ancelotti was named Everton manager an hour before kick off, while Arteta -- who represented both sides in his playing career -- was appointed Arsenal boss on Friday.

Neither side mustered a shot on target in an uninspiring first half at Goodison Park, with the most notable event being Alex Iwobi's injury-enforced substitution on 11 minutes.

Arsenal came closest to breaking the deadlock early in the second half when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's close-range effort forced Jordan Pickford to make an impressive reflex save.

Later in the half, Cenk Tosun showed his frustration at being substituted when he ignored interim Everton coach Duncan Ferguson as he left the pitch.

Neither team was able to find the winner as Arsenal kept a clean sheet for the first time in 15 games.

The result ensures Everton cannot slip into the relegation zone this weekend, while Arsenal remain midtable.

After the final whistle, Ferguson -- who will stay on as part of Ancelotti's coaching team -- said: "It's fantastic for the club for someone of the pedigree of Ancelotti to come in at Everton.

"What he's done in the game is incredible, so I can't wait to get started working with him. I'll be here as long as the club want me here, so I'll be back on Monday."

Ferguson added he had not yet had the chance to speak to Ancelotti.

"Hopefully we'll chat tonight with a glass of red wine," Ferguson said. "If I give him a few bowls of red wine, I might become co-manager or something."

Meanwhile, caretaker Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg said he was still uncertain whether he would remain at the club as part of Arteta's staff.

"I've been told by the club they want me to stay, but I will have a meeting with Mikel tomorrow and hopefully it's a good one," he said.

English Premier League Standings

1 Liverpool 29 +45 82
2 Manchester City 28 +37 57
3 Leicester City 29 +30 53
4 Chelsea 29 +12 48
5 Manchester United 29 +14 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 +7 43
7 Sheffield United 28 +5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 29 +7 41
9 Arsenal 28 +4 40
10 Burnley 29 -6 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 -6 39
12 Everton 29 -9 37
13 Newcastle United 29 -16 35
14 Southampton 29 -17 34
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -8 29
16 West Ham United 29 -15 27
17 Watford 29 -17 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 29 -18 27
19 Aston Villa 28 -22 25
20 Norwich City 29 -27 21