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Jose Fonte of Southampton turns to celebrate scoring the opening goal

Southampton 2 Arsenal 2: Jose Fonte happy to put 'eventful' week behind him

The defender scored the opener in the draw with the Gunners

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal

Luis Suarez signs new contract: Liverpool make biggest statement of intent since they signed Kenny Dalglish

Signing Suarez to a new contract has the double benefit of making it harder for him to leave the club and making it easier to attract new players

Mesut Ozil celebrates his goal with its provider, Nacho Monreal

Premier League: Arsenal v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Emirates

Olivier Giroud after scoring Arsenal's second goal

Arsenal 2 Hull City 0: Do the Gunners even need to sign a striker in January?

Wenger tried to bring Suarez and Higuain to the Emirates this summer, but with his midfielders in fine goalscoring form he may wish to strengthen elsewhere if at all following an impressive start to the season

Tomas Rosicky doesn't get the headlines but has played a key role in Arsenal's European campaign

Arsenal 2 Marseille 0: Jack Wilshere is on the same path as Aaron Ramsey, but Mesut Ozil needs a goal – or even a rest?

Five things we learned during Arsenal's Champions League victory

Jack Wilshere appeared in both of England's recent friendlies

Arsenal pair Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott fit for Southampton

Frenchman also denies rift relating to Wilshere's England appearances

Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich

Jack Wilshere: People forget I'm only 21 because I have two children

The England and Arsenal midfielder understands it's easy for people to think he's older

Aaron Ramsey scored twice to add to his goal in the first leg

Aaron Ramsey heartened by Arsenal victory over Tottenham

The Gunners won 1-0 at the Emirates

In the red: Gareth Bale (left) and Aaron Ramsey in action for Wales

You have to see Gareth Bale close up to get his secret. He's incredible, says Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal's midfielder hopes some of the stardust from his Wales team-mate will rub off, starting against Bayern Munich

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Abou Diaby surprised at starting berth for Arsenal

Midfielder started against Manchester City

Match Report: Wenger - I do know what I'm doing

Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 0: Arsenal manager reacts to fans' jeers over Giroud's substitution as his side fail to break down Villa

Jack Wilshere in action against Manchester United

Banned Jack Wilshere misses visit of Fulham

Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Jack Wilshere for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash against Fulham at Emirates Stadium.

Ryan Shawcross still hopes for England chance

The Wales manager, Chris Coleman, revealed yesterday that Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross has rejected attempts to persuade him to play international football for Wales.

August 4, 2012: Daniel Sturridge reacts after seeing his penalty saved

Stuart Pearce's Team GB out of London 2012 Olympics after losing to South Korea on penalties

The Team GB football side have been knocked out of the London 2012 Olympics.

Wales manager Chris Coleman with Gary Speed's parents Carol and Roger

Wales go down fighting on night of high emotion

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