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 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.
Arsenal secured their fourth win in twelve days after edging past fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates.
Olivier Giroud’s fourth goal of the season was enough to give the Gunners all three points, and bring to an end Spurs’ 100 per-cent start to the season.
Jack Wilshere is expected to start in this evening’s Champions League play-off second leg against Fenerbache.
The Gunners lead 3-0 on aggregate, leaving them all but certain to progress into the group stages of the competition, though that won’t stop Arsene Wenger naming a strong side.
Arsenal grabbed their first points of the new Premier League season courtesy of 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage Saturday lunchtime.
Olivier Giroud scored for the third game in row to give the Gunners the lead on fourteen minutes, while efforts either side of half time from Lukas Poldolski put the result beyond doubt.
Darren Bent came off the bench for his Fulham debut to hit a late consolation for the hosts, who fall to eleventh place while the Gunners, who will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s North London derby, have propelled themselves up to eighth.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United have told Arsenal that they will need to cough up a £20m for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Metro.
The France international was the subject of a £10m offer from the Gunners a week ago; a bid that was rejected out of hand by the North East club.
The 27 year old pulled himself out of Newcastle’s opening two games of the season, drawing criticism from fans and pundits alike, and is almost certain to become Arsene Wenger’s latest in a long line of French players to join the club, but only if he matches the Magpies valuation.
Arsenal will look to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa as they make the short journey to Fulham on Saturday lunch-time.
Laurent Koscielny will miss the game through suspension while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Abu Diably on the injury-list.
Arsenal will be without midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for this evening’s Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbache.
The 20 year old injured his knee in Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa and will be out of action for up to six weeks though defenders Bacaray Sagna, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal should all be available for selection.
Newcastle United have rejected a bid of around £10m from Arsenal for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners are desperate to bring in some new faces after so far failing to land any of their top transfer targets, and have begun with a bid for the France international.
Two goals from Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal victory against struggling Aston Villa, to end a turbulent week at the Emirates on a high.
The Gunners, who made four changes from Tuesday evening’s Champions League defeat to Bayen Munich, took the lead after just six minutes after Cazorla’s low hit strike went in off the post.