Arsene Wenger is set to recall Wojciech Sczcesny and Olivier Giroud to the Arsenal starting line-up for this evening’s game at Southampton.
The pair were rested for Friday night’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Coventry City on Friday evening, though Giroud did make a cameo appearance, getting on the score sheet despite not coming on until the 79th minute.
Midefielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta and defender Thomas Vermaelen are all set to return to the match-day squad after recovering from their respective injuries, though Jack Wilshere is doubtful with an ankle problem.
Meanwhile, the club have agreed a deal with sportswear company Puma, according to the Mail Online.
The German manufacturer will become the Gunners kit suppliers from next season, ending their twenty year partnership with Nike.
Elsewhere, Newcastle United have accepted an offer for midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain, Sky Sports understands.
Arsenal had been interested in securing the services of the France international themsleves, and saw a bid of around £10m rejected back in August.
However, the 28 year old now looks set to secure a move back to his home country, after two-and-a-half seasons with Alan Pardew’s side.
Arsenal won for a sixth game in succession after beating Fulham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Santi Cazorla bagged a second half brace to secure the points for Arsene Wenger’s men, who remain top of the division, one point clear of second place Manchester City, who beat Cardiff City 4-2 on Saturday and two ahead of Chelsea, who stay third after their 3-1 win against champions Manchester United yesterday afternoon.
The Gunners will now turn their attention to Friday evening’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Coventry City, before returning to Premier League action at Southampton on Tuesday week.
Meanwhile, reported Arsenal target Alvaro Morata has ruled out a move from Real Madrid to the Premier League, according to the Mirror.
The Spain U21 international, who came off the bench to score in Real’s 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday afternoon, has insisted that he is happy with life at the Bernabeu.
Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain are preparing a big money offer for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, the Metro understands.
Cabaye, who like Morata was on the score-sheet at the weekend, netting twice as Alan Pardew’s men beat West Ham United, has also been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Manchester United.
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Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over in form Newcastle United at St. James’ Park yesterday afternoon.
Olivier Giroud’s 65th minute header was enough to secure all three points for Arsene Wenger’s men, and move them back above Manchester City, who briefly overtook them after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
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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.
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Arsenal were unable to reclaim top spot after drawing 0-0 with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium yesterday evening.
The visitors best effort came in the first half when Frank Lampard hit the woodwork, while Olivier Giroud squandered two good efforts that, if converted, would have seen the Gunners reclaim top spot.
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Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny for this evening’s visit of Chelsea, as the defender has a cut to his knee.
Jack Wilshere misses the game as he begins a two-match suspension, though Lukas Podolski could return after missing the last four months with a hamstring injury.
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Arsenal have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to despite only drawing with Everton at the Emirates Stadium yesterday afternoon.
In a finely balance match between two of the decisions form sides, it was the hosts who made the breakthrough on eighty minutes through Mesut Ozil only for Gerard Deulofeu to strike four minutes level four minutes later, and give Roberto Martinez’s men a share of the spoils.
A double from Olivier Giroud sealed victory for Arsenal over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The France international scored in either half to secure all three points for the Gunners, who have now opened up a four point lead at the top of the Premier League after second place Liverpool only managed to draw in Merseyside derby earlier in the day.
Arsenal have no fresh injury worries ahead of their clash with Liverpool at the Emirates in tomorrow’s late kick off in the Premier League.
Mathieu Flamini and Serge Gnabry remain out of contention along with Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yaya Sanogo and Abou Diaby, though Mikel Arteta returns following a one-match suspension.
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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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