I usually start these posts with ‘Arsenal welcome [insert club] to the Emirates’ but it’s Stoke, and they aren’t welcome.

The Gunners will be hopeful of continuing their great record at home to the Potters and hopefuly escaping the game without any major injuries which is more likely now that Charlie Adam is suspended.

So how will the sides line up?

Here are the official teams:

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Kos, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Ox, Campbell, Giroud

Stoke: Butland; Bardsley, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), van Ginkel; Diouf, Shaqiri, Arnautovic; Joselu

Subs: Given, Wollscheid, Wilson, Ireland, Sidwell, Bojan, Crouch

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