Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after comfortably beating North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky either side of half time gave the Gunners a deserved win, and set up a fourth round clash with League One side Coventry City.
Tomas Rosicky has been included in Arsenal’s squad for this evening’s visit of Napoli in the Champions League.
The midfielder has been out of action since he suffered a hamstring problem whilst on international duty with the Czech Republic last month.
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Per Mertersacker has revealed that Arsene Wenger asked for his opinion on signing his international teammate Mezut Ozil, the Express understands.
The pair, who also played together in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen, were reunited at club level last week after the Gunners paid Real Madrid £42.5m for Ozil’s services.
Of all the Premier League clubs, it was Arsenal who made the biggest splash on transfer deadline after shelling out £42.4million for Germany midfielder Mezut Ozil.
The Gunners have finally abolished their stringent financial structure by handing the 24 year old a five year contract, thought to be worth around £140,000-a-week.
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Arsenal will be looking to move back into fourth place by taking three points against a Wigan Athletic side equally desperate for a victory at the Emirates this evening.
Lukasz Fabianski could return in goal after recovering from a rib injury, while Kieran Gibbs is also available for selection though Olivier Giroud misses out as he completes a three match ban.
Arsene Wenger believes that Queens Park Rangers will still prove to be a threat, despite them already having been relegated to the Championship.
The two sides meet at Loftus Road tomorrow afternoon, with the Gunners desperate for the points as they try to cement their place in the top four.
Arsenal have confirmed that they will give Premier League Champions Manchester United a guard of honour ahead of their game at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
It will be United’s first match since clinching the title on Monday, and Arsene Wenger has said that he wants “the traditions of English football to be respected”.
Arsenal will be looking to return to third place in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.
With no one else in the top five in action until later in the weekend, the Gunners have the chance to move five points clear of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who face Manchester City on Sunday, and also leap frog Chelsea who travel to Liverpool following that game.
The battle for Champions League qualification recommences at the Emirates on Tuesday evening when Arsenal host Everton.
The Gunners go in to the game joint top of the Premier League form table. Their come-from-behind win over Norwich City on Saturday was their seventh win in eight league games, a record matched by league leaders Manchester United.
The Daily Mail have reported that Petr Cech has become a surprise candidate to become Arsenal’s new number one goalkeeper.
The Czech international is latest in a long list of shot stoppers to be named as a possible replacement for Wojciech Szczesny, whose Arsenal future has been questioned following an inconsistent season.