December 5 2013 Latest news:
Nicklas Bendtner starts up front for an Arsenal side that have made five changes from the side that won at Cardiff.
Arsene Wenger shrugs off claims by ‘Match of the Day’ pundits Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer that Arsenal will fail to win this season’s Barclays Premier League title.
Like many other Arsenal fans, I would like to extend my best wishes to Pat Rice and his family at this difficult time.
Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side are under no particular pressure as they strive to end the club’s eight-year trophy drought.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger notes that now Arsenal are defying expectations by leading the title race, the focus of attention has drifted on their ability to cope with the psychological demands of being top.
Hull manager Steve Bruce accepts few will fancy his side to upset Arsenal on Wednesday night but reminded the Gunners that nothing can be taken for granted in English football.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed suggestions a number of his apparent fringe players could leave the club in January.
Youssouf Mulumbu will not be sanctioned by West Brom after appearing to criticise the club and suggest he was looking to join Arsenal during the January transfer window.