Sport Mikel Arteta celebrates Arsenal's 2-0 win over Napoli

Arsenal sit top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group although Arteta admits that they still have someway to go to replicate Arsene Wenger's unbeaten side of 2003-04

Champions League: Arsenal stretched to the limit ahead of clash with Marseille

Rosicky, Cazorla, Diaby, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bendtner, Arteta and Sanogo are all nursing ailments

Bacary Sagna, Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker could be handed new contracts by manager Arsene Wenger

Bacary Sagna and Per Mertesacker set for new deals as Arsene Wenger continues investment in Arsenal squad following Mesut Ozil signing

The Gunners have recovered from their opening day defeat to Aston Villa and defensive pair will be offered contract extensions as a reward for their good form

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

Arsenal v Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger faces fresh concerns over Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott

The midfielder trio may not be available for Premier League opener as defensive crisis continues

Matthias Ginter celebrates Freiburg's Bundesliga survival

Transfer news: Arsenal set to be frustrated over another signing as Freiburg dismiss deal agreed for midfielder Matthias Ginter

19-year-old midfielder has been reported to have agreed a move but club have revealed Gunners are yet to make an offer

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's second

Lukas Podolski backed to lead the attack for Arsenal by Arsene Wenger

The Gunners play already relegated QPR this weekend

Nacho Monreal

Nacho Monreal says Arsene Wenger has given him lift since joining Arsenal

Spanish full-back joined the club in January

Aaron Ramsey: The Arsenal midfielder was out for a year after breaking his leg in 2010

Aaron Ramsey enjoying anchorman role at Arsenal

Midfielder has played in front of the back four for the last two games

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's first goal against West Ham

Lukas Podolski wants Arsenal to repeat show of class on display against West Ham

Gunners thrashed West Ham 5-1

Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring against Swansea on Wednesday to complete his rehabilitation

Jack Wilshere's wonderful ways are reminiscent of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Arsenal midfielder's drive and determination drawing comparisons with Liverpool captain

Arsène Wenger is still the right man for Arsenal, says George Graham

No fresh injury worries for Arsenal ahead of Wigan game

Premier League team news

Theo Walcott takes instructions from Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger 'convinced Theo Walcott will stay' at Arsenal

Gunners manager says Walcott 'belongs' at the club

Steve Bould and Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists there is no rift with Arsenal assistant Steve Bould

Bould was said to be 'furious' with the rumours

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring Arsenal's second
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna
Theo Walcott takes instructions from Arsene Wenger

Theo Walcott returns for Arsenal ahead of Everton match

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