New Arsenal and Everton bosses, Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti, watched from the stands as their respective teams came to a goalless draw on Saturday at Goodison Park.
Ancelotti was confirmed new Everton boss just before match kickoff while Arteta was confirmed Arsenal boss on Friday.
Both new bosses didn’t oversee Saturday’s match as caretakers, Duncan Ferguson (Everton) and Freddie Ljungberg (Arsenal) were still in charge.
Ljungberg’s side came close to winning the match as Gabriel Martinelli missed his shot in the first half while Aubameyang’s shot was saved by Everton’s keeper Jordan Pickford shortly after half time.
The hosts, led by Duncan Ferguson hardly made any impact in the match but allowed Arsenal to dominate while they concentrated on holding their defence.
Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was substituted by Cenk Tosun who came in after Iwobi was injured. But Tosun was soon substituted by Moise Kean and he was clearly unhappy about it.
Meanwhile, new Everton boss, Ancelotti, officially takes over on Sunday ahead of match against Burnley on 26 December.
Arteta also takes over from Ljungberg on Sunday ahead of Arsenal’s match against Bournemouth on 26 December.