Mesut Ozil's early strike, a Mikel Arteta penalty and a late double from Olivier Giroud secured Arsenal a 4-1 win at home to Everton and a place in the FA Cup's last four.
Chelsea go into Saturday's derby against Fulham protecting a one-point lead at the summit while second-placed Arsenal face a tricky challenge at Stoke, with the pair looking to move clear of Manchester City who play in the League Cup final.
Arsene Wenger has been speaking about criticism of his decision to give his team two days off this week, and also discussed the future of on-loan striker Joel Campbell.
Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil should not dwell on his penalty miss against Bayern Munich after the German apologised, and assured him that it will not define his career.
Ahead of Arsenal's UEFA Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich, the English club's German star Mesut Ozil believes the reigning European champions are even better than they were last season.
Arsene Wenger has discussed Arsenal's 5-1 defeat at Liverpool and urged them to bounce back against Manchester United, and hailed under-fire Mesut Ozil as an 'exceptional' player.