Sport Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey goes down injured with a thigh strain in win at West Ham.

The Wales international was arguably the best player in the Premier League in the first half of the season

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A three-goal victory that eased Arsenal back into a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League, but that did not feel like the story last night. Instead, it was another saga of trial and tribulation surrounding Newcastle.

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Off-colour Gunners let top spot slip after being held to their second home draw of the week

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Taking a wrong turn on the A66, the Arsenal bus got lost on Teesside yesterday. It is tempting to say that when it finally appeared at the Riverside just over an hour before kick-off, it was like John Darwin's canoe, empty. Devoid of their usual vivacious personality, Arsne Wenger's young team succumbed to a first defeat of the season, a first in 24 Premier League games stretching back to 7 April. That hardly represents a crisis of identity Arsenal remain top of the table but this was a pale imitation of the vibrant form that took them there. It means that two trips to the North-east in five days have yielded a mere point and with Chelsea next, albeit at home, Arsenal need to quickly rediscover their direction and flow. Having Robin van Persie and Mathieu Flamini back should help, but Wenger was doubtful about the possible availability of Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas.

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The big kick-off: With the valued Vieira bond broken, the onus falls on the young Gunners and their mature minder

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Prutton faces long ban after pushing official

David Prutton faces a lengthy ban after the Southampton midfielder pushed the referee, Alan Wiley, in the chest at least twice following his sending-off in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal yesterday.

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