Darren Fletcher has told Stoke’s club website that he thinks they can give Arsenal a good game on Saturday.

Fletcher has spent much of his career so far at Manchester United, but for the last two years the Scot has been at West Bromwich Albion, who gave Arsenal a horrible time when the Gunners visited last season. Now he’s hoping to do the same again with new club Stoke.

The 33-year-old told the website that he “can’t wait” for the match and was quick to bring up the Potters’ record against the Gunners, saying: “Stoke have a very good history against Arsenal, and our performance last weekend, if we can combine those two things, we’ll give Arsenal a right good game.

“You know, anything’s possible in the Premier League, there’s no easy games, but at the same time there’s no games that you can’t win, and we’ve definitely got that mindset and belief that we can win every game.”

Stoke have managed to keep Arsenal to just two wins in the nine matches that they’ve played against the Gunners at the bet365 Stadium since their return to the Premier League in 2008, so Fletcher isn’t wrong about their record. But Arsenal will be hoping to repeat the 4-1 earlier this year, which was one of those those two wins.

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BOLTON, ENGLAND – JULY 29: Darren Fletcher of Stoke City in action during the pre season friendly match between Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City at Macron Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Fletcher got good reviews on his league debut for Stoke against Everton last week, adding a lot of experience to an area where Stoke were very weak in the past, keeping the team organised despite the eventual loss.

The Scottish international will be expected to start against Arsenal, as he didn’t miss a single league game in two full seasons for West Brom, a record Arsenal fans can only dream of when it comes to any of the club’s central midfielders.

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