Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

Premier League round-up: Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fight(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores  Arsenal’s second goal in their Champions League round of 16 second leg match against AS Monaco  at Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2 (3-3 on agg, Monaco advance on away goals)The lesson for Arsenal is they cannot leave themselves needing these kind of feats of esc(...)

Arsenal’s head coach Arsene Wenger: “The statistics are all against us. We have to give everything to make the statistics lie.” Photo: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

To put it into context, the cold, harsh reality for Arsenal is that no team have ever qualified in the Champion League era after losing the home firs(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s  second goal in the Premier League clash against West Ham at the   Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 3 West Ham 0Olivier Giroud’s thunderbolt helped Arsenal see off the challenge of West Ham and cement their place in the top four of the Premie(...)

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(...)

Another season, the same old way to fail. Arsenal have a particular way of losing games and all the familiar tropes were there in abundance on Wedn(...)

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(...)