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
Well done Gooners! pic.twitter.com/h29qid6gMp
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) September 12, 2015