Stoke City travel to Arsenal with a couple of suspensions, but a near clean bill of health.

The Potters have a dismal record at the Emirates Stadium since promotion to the Premier League in 2008, losing on all seven of their visits, but will be boosted by the return of Bojan ahead of their latest visit.

The Spanish playmaker caused Arsenal a lot of problems at the Britannia Stadium last season and is available for selection for the first time this season, so is likely to start from the bench.

Jon Walters will be involved after failing to win the transfer he had wanted at the close of the window.

That’s fortunate for Stoke, with Walters likely to start as Ibrahim Afellay is banned after being sent off for slapping West Brom’s Craig Gardner across the face last time out. Midfielder Charlie Adam will also miss the game after he was sent off in the same game following a stamp on Craig Dawson.

Captain Ryan Shawcross remains sidelined following spinal surgery so the Gunners won’t have to face his, nor Adam’s, thuggish behaviour.

There are doubts in the attacking third which will cause concern, given Afellay’s suspension.

An injury for Diouf would probably hand Joselu his first Premier League start following his summer move from German side Hannover 96, while youth players could be called upon for the bench at the very least should Arnautović not make it.

Arsenal are likely to face an under strength but organised Stoke City. We must be under no illusions, it’ll be a tough game, but we should have enough to come away with all three points.