Matt Jarvis scored the opening goal in the 40th minute to give West Ham hope for a famous victory at the Emirates but it was not to be as Arsenal stormed back with three unanswered goals for the win.
With Arsenal in dire need of points Lukas Podolski cancelled out West Ham's first half lead and then scored an insurance goal to ensure Arsenal all three points at home against the Hammers.
Shay Given and Gordon Cowans have been promoted to assist Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after the club suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa earlier today.
Chelsea announced over the weekend that star midfielder Eden Hazard will return "sooner rather than later".
Tottenham Hotspur youngster Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the season with a back injury.
George McCartney has returned to West Ham's squad after missing a match through injury.
Pablo Armero has earned another start despite George McCartney's return to the squad.
Manchester City will be missing Yaya Toure for up to two weeks due to the groin injury picked up against Liverpool.
Chico Flores was sent off after collecting a second yellow card in the match and Swansea City could not handle Chelsea with 10 men, eventually conceding and losing 0-1.
Chelsea were not their sharpest today, but Demba Ba scored the only goal they would need to take the points and keep pace in the title race with a 0-1 win.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson was sent off in injury time during the clash with Manchester City and faces a three match ban.
Yaya Toure was substituted in the first half of Manchester City's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool due to injury.
Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League, with Philippe Coutinho hitting the winning goal.
It was a nervy time but Arsenal rode Lukasz Fabianski's two penalty shootout saves to a win over upstarts Wigan Athletic.
Erik Pieters scored his first goal in six years in any competition and it was enough to secure a home win for Stoke against Newcastle.