Evening report: January 24

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Arsene Wenger feels the newest members of his Arsenal squad are getting 'better and better' after they helped inspire a 5-1 thumping of West Ham on Wednesday night. (Sky Sports)

Olivier Giroud scored twice as the Gunners secured four goals in 10 second-half minutes, while fellow summer signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla were both on target.

The Football Association is reviewing the footage of Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's red card for kicking a ballboy at Swansea last night. (Sky Sports)

The Belgium international was dismissed by referee Chris Foy after the incident during the closing stages of Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg match at the Liberty Stadium.

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is proud to have ousted Joleon Lescott from the team's starting line-up. (Sky Sports)

In his debut season with the Premier League champions, the Serbian stopper has enjoyed an impressive run of form, since signing from Fiorentina in the summer.

Manchester United's Jonny Evans remains determined to meet the standards set by fellow defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Evans still has massive respect for the experienced centre-back pairing, but hopes to earn more first-team chances when he returns from a hamstring injury that has ruled him out go United's last three encounters.

Tottenham defender Danny Rose will see out the season on loan at Sunderland, after his parent club allowed their recall clause in his deal to lapse. (Sky Sports)

Rose linked up with the Black Cats in August, with Andre Villas-Boas opting to use Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton at left-back instead.

And finally, Eric Abidal has been admitted to hospital for examination on his transplanted liver. (

The Barcelona defender - who had a tumour removed in 2011, and underwent a surgical procedure last April - was cleared to resume playing before Christmas, but has not featured for the first-team since then.

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