Collison had not played since the Championship play-off final
Manager was under pressure to address chanting after failure to do so in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's match
Premier League team news
West Ham United 4 Southampton 1
Arsène Wenger will give the likes of Andrei Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Park Ju-young the chance to stake a claim for a place against Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday when Arsenal's reserves travel to Norwich City tonight.
Olympiakos 3 Arsenal 1
Relief for Arsenal fans that Wenger has got his chequebook out, more big spending by Stoke but gathering gloom for Evertonians. Glenn Moore examines Wednesday's fallout
Arsenal seal £10m Arteta, Bellamy returns to Liverpool, Meireles leaves for Chelsea as Stoke sign Crouch
Arsenal were today close to completing the signing of Brazil left-back Andre Santos, Press Association Sport understands.
Club '100 per cent' behind beleaguered manager and confident of signings before window shuts
Chelsea have written a formal letter of complaint to the Malaysian FA, protesting about what the club claim was racist behaviour towards their Israeli midfielder, Yossi Benayoun.
Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres were on the scoresheet as Chelsea opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Wycombe last night.
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka does not miss international football and insists he has no plans to come out of retirement for Euro 2012 once he completes his 18-match ban.
Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun made his comeback after six months out with a torn Achilles with a 20-minute appearance for Israel in a 1-0 victory over Georgia on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard has revealed that he will never fully recover from the torn tendon injury that kept him out for four months, and that he was not told the full extent of the problem by Chelsea's medical staff.
Carlo Ancelotti was honest enough to admit yesterday that he is lucky to still be in a job after overseeing Chelsea's worst run of form for a decade. The Italian's future as Chelsea manager remains in doubt as long as the champions' form is that of a relegation-threatened club rather than a team fighting to defend their Premier League crown.