The Gunners have struggled since the start of the season, but will come into the game on the back of two successive wins over West Brom and Southampton.
The victories have given some much needed confidence boost to the team after their pale performances against Swansea City and Manchester United. The North London club are currently in sixth position and will have the chance to get into the top four with a victory ahead of United’s game on Southampton on Monday, both of whom are above us in the table.
We have only won once in our last 8 visits to the Potters in all competitions with the last win coming back in 2010. Stoke away has always been a tough fixture for Arsenal and we have have often failed to break their resistance at the back in these games.
However the Potters are currently struggling having lost their last three games and are currently in 13th place just three points above the drop zone. Considering the current form, we are prime favourites to take all three points but we got to convert our domination to goals early on or else it will be the same old story of us conceding on the counter.
The Good news is that we haven’t had any new injuries in the past few days, so it looks likely that we will play a team similar to that of the mid-week game. Here are the updates:
Szczesny is still not fit enough to make the starting line-up but has trained for the first time in two weeks, so Martinez will start in between the sticks.
Ramsey and Flamini will start in the middle with Wilshere and Arteta still injured. Monreal has a minor knee problem so Gibbs will take his place on the left.
Debuchy has started full training and might make the substitutes bench, but he is not expected to start the game. Walcott is still a week away, so it’s likely that Wenger will stick to the front three of Welbeck, Giroud and Sanchez.
PREDICTED SCORE : Stoke City 0-2 Arsenal
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