Theo Walcott celebrates after giving Arsenal the lead in their 3-1 win over West Ham

West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 match report: Theo Walcott calms Arsene Wenger fears as Arsenal come back to win

Cole gave Hammers the lead with Arsenal string a fourth-straight match without a win in the face before Walcott and Podolski sent them back to the top

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has praised the team for coming through Group F despite missing out on progressing as group winners

Napoli 2 Arsenal 0: Mathieu Flamini praises Gunners for coming through tough group and claims he has no preference they face in last 16

The gunners could have made life easier had they drawn in Naples and secured top spot in Group F but missed out after Borussia Dortmund secured a late win in Marseilles

Olivier Giroud will start for Arsenal against Everton

Arsenal v Everton: Olivier Giroud returns for the Gunners in place of Nicklas Bendtner

Frenchman has scored 10 goals for Arsene Wenger's team this season

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker celebrates the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

Per Mertesacker would welcome 'reward' of new contract at Arsenal

The Germany international says he is beginning to feel settled at the Etihad

Points made: Olivier Giroud celebrates opening the scoring

Arsenal 2 Southampton 0 match report: Artur Boruc howler and Olivier Giroud double vision keeps title in focus for Arsenal

Arsenal striker takes advantage of showboating by Southampton goalkeeper Boruc to break deadlock and secures victory with a penalty that consolidates top spot

Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen vows to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal, despite transfer rumours linking the captain with an exit

The Belgian international has struggled to break into the side in 2013

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal's winner in Dortmund

Manchester United v Arsenal analysis: Aaron Ramsey revival at Arsenal fuelled by shedding the fear factor

Gunners midfielder had to dig deep to turn setbacks into salvation

Jack Wilshere dives in on Jonathan De Guzman during Arsenal's clash with Swansea

Unbeaten finish to last season has set Arsenal up for capitalising where their rivals have failed says Jack Wilshere

The Gunners have recovered from an opening day defeat to record nine straight wins in all competitions

Arsenal set to be boosted by the return of Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski in the coming weeks, confirms Arsene Wenger

The Gunners sit top of the Premier League table despite a lengthy injury list

Zinedine Zidane has claimed £86m for Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible'

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane claims £86m for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible' after Tottenham switch

Former world-record transfer Zidane believes the fee is too much for any player although he is looking forward to helping Bale develop to his full potential

Aaron Ramsey, left, celebrates his second goal
Luis Suarez has returned to the fold at Liverpool

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger concedes defeat in Arsenal's pursuit of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

But Gunners manager remains hopeful of new additions before the window closes

Yohan Cabaye

Transfer news: Newcastle reject Arsenal offer of £10m for midfielder Yohan Cabaye

3-1 defeat on Saturday has led to large areas of the fans calling for significant money to be spent on the squad but Cabaye will do little to calm the Gunners defensive crisis

Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

Transfer news: Arsenal must make signings before the window closes admits Olivier Giroud

26-year-old is the latest Gunner to speak out over the lack of signings this summer and wants to see new faces in the squad even if it impacts on his own first team chances

Arsène Wenger is unlikely to rush for signings in the next two weeks

Arsène Wenger moves to placate fans who call for end to era of Arsenal austerity

Gunners manager at pains to insist he would love to spend but is after quality signings

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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
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Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
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Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment