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The Independent takes a look at the best buys of the summer after the transfer window came to a dramatic end

Luis Suarez v Christian Benteke: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Liverpool and Aston Villa

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' strikers ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Anfield

The FA are looking into comments made by Brendan Rodgers after he furiously criticised referee Lee Mason for his decisions in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Liverpool are at 'the top' in terms of commercial clout claims Ian Ayre after agreeing deal with Dunkin' Donuts

Finding new revenue streams is essential if the club is to support Brendan Rodgers, says the managing director

Grant Holt is closing in on a return to the Premier League with a loan move to Aston Villa expected to be confirmed

Transfer news: Grant Holt completes loan switch from Wigan to Aston Villa

Paul Lambert confirmed he wanted to sign the striker who he worked with at Norwich

Per Mertesacker celebrates after Arsenal's victory over Aston Villa

Arsenal have proved they can 'respond' to pressure, says Per Mertesacker after win over Aston Villa

The Gunners looked to be cruising until Christian Benteke pulled one back for the home side

Tomas Rosicky receives treatment after catching a stray elbow off Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor during Arsenal's 2-1 victory

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Tomas Rosicky suffers suspected broken nose during short appearance

Arsene Wenger confirms he does not know if Rosicky broke his nose in a clash with Gabriel Agbonlahor and also confirms that Nacho Monreal may have broken a metatarsal in his foot

Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his Arsenal side showed they are 'mentally ready for a fight' in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Arsene Wenger delighted with victory that demonstrates Gunners are 'mentally ready' for title challenge

Arsenal held on to win despite a nervy final 10 minutes and Wenger has credited his defence for soaking up the Villa pressure

Transfer news: Paul Lambert reveals Aston Villa interest in signing Wigan striker Grant Holt

Lambert and Holt worked together at Norwich

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Paul Lambert's side pay price for failing to get forward against Gunners

Second half performance showed what Aston Villa are capable of

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal's second goal at Villa Park

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2 match report: Jack Wilshere impresses as Gunners survive late scare inspired by Christian Benteke

Two goals in two first-half minutes by Wilshere and Giroud see visitors cruising, before Benteke strike sets up tense finish

Serge Gnabry has been tipped to make a late bid for Germany inclusion for the 2014 Word Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tips Serge Gnabry to make a late bid for World Cup inclusion with Germany

Gnabry looks set for a run in the first team after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season and Wenger has admitted he has no worries about sticking with the 18-year-old

Lukas Podolski is set to feature for Arsenal

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Newcastle

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Refreshed Olivier Giroud will spearhead Premier League title charge, says Arsene Wenger

Giroud has not played since the 1-0 win at Newcastle but Wenger has confirmed he is fit to return for the trip to Villa Park

Paul Lambert believes most Premier League managers would rather not play in the FA Cup

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Paul Lambert sends out rallying call to fans to 'stick with it' and lift the side when they take on the Gunners

Premier League leaders Arsenal visit Villa Park on Monday night and Lambert wants his side to bounce back from their shock FA Cup exit to Sheffield United last time out

Christian Benteke’s barren run in front of goal now extends to nearly four months

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Christian Benteke is close to recovering goal touch ahead of Gunners' visit, says Paul Lambert

18-year-old winger Gnabry set to start for Arsenal on right-wing

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal clean sheets have 'made me very happy'

Goalkeeper impressed by those who have come into the backline

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