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(...)

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(...)

  Arsène Wenger has outlasted 10 Tottenham managers, excluding caretakers, since his arrival at Arsenal in 1996. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger had been asked for his memories of Mauricio Pochettino, the player, and he responded by turning his palm upwards and making a karate-ch(...)

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(...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter could be in the starting line-up in S\turday’s FA Cup tie with Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth round visit of Bolton on Saturday after featuring in the club’s mid-week League(...)

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(...)

Alexis Sanchez scored the second for  Arsenal  against Hull City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

Arsenal 2 Hull City 0When his number finally went up, the Emirates Stadium rose as one. There were 84 minutes on the clock when Alexis Sánchez was per(...)

Arsene Wenger: “I believe 2015 can be very exciting if we manage to get our injured players back and have a good run.” Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Arsene Wenger has vowed Arsenal will empty the tank in the second half of the season as they seek to capitalise on an easing injury crisis.Wenger expe(...)