Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy is stretchered off against Stoke. He has had surgery on a dislocated shoulder and will be out for three months. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

Mikel Arteta has had surgery to his left ankle and will be out of action for three months, meaning the midfielder may struggle to play again at his b(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)

Sadio Mane is mobbed by his Southampton team mates after giving the Saints the lead against Arsenal at St Mary’s (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Southampton 2 Arsenal 0Wojciech Szczesny reached into the back of the net for his bottle and he took a long glug. The only pity for the Arsenal goalke(...)

Arsene Wenger: “If you look at  the injuries we have with Wilshere, Ramsey and Arteta, we are a bit short at the moment in midfield.” Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has identified central midfield as the area he will look to strengthen when the transfer window opens. The Arsenal manager has previous(...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel  heads home a late equaliser in the Premier League game against Arsenal at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

Martin Skrtel was disappointed at Liverpool’s failure to beat Arsenal, despite his goal deep into stoppage time salvaging a 2-2 draw for the Reds.The (...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel  celebrates scoring his late equaliser with team-mate Adam Lallana  during the  Premier League  match against Arsenal  at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2Liverpool left “a scar in the heart” of Arsène Wenger on his last visit to Anfield and inflicted more pain on Arsenal courtesy of(...)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (left) celebrates with Danny Welbeck after  scoring   against Newcastle  at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga /  EPA

Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1 Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice as Arsenal closed back up on the Barclays Premier League’s top (...)

  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to get back on track with a win over Newcastle United. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is “not a politician” worrying about popularity in opinion polls and his only concern is “to win football ga(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates his second goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League Group D match. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey due to a hamstring problem for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle.The Welsh mid(...)