Ferguson, Ljungberg in charge when Everton host Arsenal

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In the end, Saturday’s clash between Everton and Arsenal (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBCSports.com) will be a battle of interim managers for whom time is quickly running out.

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Mikel Arteta is expected to be named new Arsenal bosson Friday, and multiple reports from the UK indicate that Everton could do the same with Carlo Ancelotti. Still, that means one final outing for Freddie Ljungberg and Duncan Ferguson, respectively.

Everton confirmed in a brief statement on Thursday that Ferguson will remain in charge through Saturday’s Premier League fixture, and offered no update — or mention — of their pursuit of Ancelotti.

Everton currently sit 16th in the PL table, three points clear of the relegation zone. Arsenal are 10th, seven back of fourth-place Chelsea.