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Koscielny set for Gunners return

Arsenal make the short trip to struggling West Ham United hoping to claim the three points that could see them return to the top of the Premier League.

The Gunners will be without midfielder Jack Wilshere, who completes a two-match suspension while Laurent Koscielny could return after missing Monday’s goalless draw with Chelsea with a cut to his knee.

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Koscielny out of Chelsea clash

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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Wilshere to contest FA ban

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted to the FA that he made an obscene gesture to Manchester City fans during the Gunners’ 6-3 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Daily Star understands.

However, the 21 year old will contest the potential two match ban that is set to be handed to him.

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Gunners through despite defeat

Arsenal missed out on top spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday evening.

Goals from former Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s men, who joined Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on twelve points but miss out due to their head to head record against both teams.

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Wenger set to make changes again

Arsene Wenger is once again set to rotate his squad ahead of Sunday afternoon’s clash with Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal manager made five changes to his starting XI for the midweek visit of Hull City, with Nicklas Bendtner on of the players to come in.

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Walcott pushing for start at Cardiff

Arsenal head to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon looking to strengthen their hold at the top of the Premier League.

Theo Walcott is pushing for his first league start in over ten weeks after making back to back substitute appearances, while Kieran Gibbs is available for selection following illness.

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Szczesny offers support to Hart

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has given his backing to England goalkeeper Joe Hart ahead of their forthcoming international double header, the Daily Star understands.

The Manchester City shot stopper was recently dropped by manager Manuel Pellegrini following a drop in form, and he is set to miss his first England game in fifteen months on Friday as Roy Hodgson takes a look at either or both of his back options – Celtic’s Fraser Forster and John Ruddy of Norwich City.

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Gunners planning Benzema bid

Arsenal are continuing to prepare a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzama, the Mirror understands.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bring in another striker when the transfer window reopens in January, with Nicklas Bendtner currently the only available back up to first choice forward Olivier Giroud.

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Arsenal back in for Benzema in budget deal?

Arsenal will consider a cut price offer for Karim Benzema when the transfer window reopens in January, the Metro understands.

It is believed that Real Madrid are willing to part company with the France international, as they look to accumulate funds to bid for Luis Suarez.

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Arsenal preparing to spend again in January

Arsene Wenger will have the funds available to make another big signing when the transfer window reopens in January, the Mail Online understands.

The Gunners broke their transfer record during the summer by bringing in Mesut Ozil for £42.4m, and the club will be able to bring in a player of similar stature in the winter window.

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