Manchester City asserted their Premier League title credentials with an extraordinary 6-3 defeat of leaders Arsenal, while Chelsea edged Crystal Palace 2-1 to move second.
Theo Walcott has no problem with England taking on the big guns at next year's FIFA World Cup and believes the Three Lions can build on their UEFA EURO 2012 experience with manager Roy Hodgson.
After Arsenal's 3-0 win over Cardiff City yesterday, manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for two-goal match-winner Aaron Ramsey, while hinting that the 22-year-old is making him feel his age a bit.
Arsenal have confirmed that England forward Theo Walcott will undergo "minor" surgery on his abdomen which will keep him out of action until after next months' FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Montenegro and Poland.
Goals from Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey allowed Arsenal to escape the Stade Velodrome with three points after beating Marseille 2-1 in their first game of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
England winger Theo Walcott has said he wants the side to be ruthless in their quest for FIFA World Cup qualification, starting in Kiev on Tuesday against European Group H rivals Ukraine.