Eden Hazard heads home to give Chelsea the lead in the Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton park. Photograph:   Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ha(...)

Arsenal v Everton - Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Arsenal 2-0 EvertonAfter the storm, the calm. An unspectacular yet entirely satisfactory three points enabled Arsenal to breathe steadily again at the(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud misses a chance to score in the second half. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, Olivier. Probably best to look away now. There is, it seems, something about this time of year that really doesn’t agree with Arsenal’s chief goal(...)

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second in their 2-1 win over Crystal palace at Selhurst Park. (Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire)

Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 2Arsenal moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.The Gunners went ahead(...)

An early Olivier Giroud brace helped Arsenal cruise past Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup last eight. (Photograph: EPA/ANDREW COWIE)

Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0Two goals down and heading out of the FA Cup, the 5,000 Teesiders in the Clock End tried to look at the silver lining at the (...)

Theo Walcott doubled Arsenal’s lead in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates. (Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1Nigel Pearson says that he can look after himself and so, on this evidence, can his Leicester City team. Two goals down desp(...)

Gareth Bale has fallen from grace as Real Madrid go through a sticky patch since the start of the year. Photograph: Reuters.

A strange thing has been happening recently at Real Madrid, who have started 2015 with only five wins in nine games. Considering they had won the pre(...)

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his first against Arsenal   at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1Harry Kane inspired boyhood club Tottenham to victory over Arsenal in a wonderfully frantic and frenetic north London derby. Arse(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  lifts the ball over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan  during the  Premier League  match  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal 5 Aston Villa 0Another win for Arsenal and with it the growing sense that this will be another season in which they at the very least qualify (...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)