Arsenal reclaim top spot with victory over West Ham

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League after coming from behind to beat West Ham United 3-1 at Upton Park yesterday afternoon, ending a four match winless run.

Former England international Carlton Cole put the visitors in front just after the break, though three goals in eleven minutes turned the match on its head.

Theo Walcott scored twice to take his tally to four goals in three games, before Lukas Podolski added a third in his first appearance in four months.

Previous leaders Liverpool slipped to fourth place after losing at Manchester City, who move up to second – a point behind Arsene Wenger’s men.

Chelsea are up to third place after narrowly beating Swansea City, while Everton stay fifth after their shock defeat to bottom of the table Sunderland.

The Gunners will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s trip to sixth place Newcastle United, who themselves have won seven of their last nine league games.

Top scorer Aaron Ramsey will miss the game after picking up a thigh strain in yesterday’s win though Jack Wilshere is available after serving a two match suspension.

Tomas Rosicky may also return after being rested on Boxing Day.

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