Arsenal won comfortably at home against Hull City, 2-0. The two goals came within the first two minutes of the first and second half, respectively. In the first, it was the not gone but largely forgotten Nicklas Bendtner who scored on a solid header from a cross by Carl Jenkinson. In the second half, Mesut Ozil scored following a neat passing maneuver with Aaron Ramsey. With a heavy schedule of tough matches coming up, including meetings with Man City and Chelsea, in addition to a trip to Napoli in the Champion's League, not only was this a must-win match, but Arsenal took the occasion to give some much-needed rest to Olivier Giroud and Bacary Sagna.
Arsenal's good news was compounded by Man United's loss at Everton. Unfortunately, Chelsea managed to hold off a game Sunderland side at home to eek out a 4-3 win. Nevertheless, Arsenal keep their 4-point lead at the top of the table, and Man U fall to 12 points off the pace.