Stoke City vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Stoke City entertain Arsenal in Saturday’s evening Premier League kick-off.

Stoke were edged out by Everton in their opening game thanks to a Wayne Rooney header.

Mark Hughes added Jese Rodriguez to his ranks in the week, with the winger joining on loan from Paris Saint Germain.

Arsenal twice recovered from a goal down to beat Leicester City in a classic last time out.

Late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud turned the game around for the Gunners.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal to beat Stoke City: 25/1 with Betfair*

Arsenal to beat Stoke City: 25/1 with Paddy Power*

Match history
Arsenal thrashed Stoke City in the meeting last season, with the Gunners putting to bed their awful record at the Britannia.

The result was in the middle of Arsenal’s superb end to the season, however they still missed out on the top four.

Last five Premier League meetings
Stoke City 1 Arsenal 4 – 13/05/17
Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1 – 10/12/16
Stoke City 0 Arsenal 0 – 17/01/16
Arsenal 2 Stoke City 0 – 12/09/15
Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0 – 11/01/15

Stoke City HT / Draw FT – 18/1 with Bet Victor

Team news
Jese hasn’t had much of a pre-season and therefore is set to be on the bench for his debut.

Bruno Martins Indi will make his second debut after a deal was made permanent last weekend.

Per Mertesacker, Shokdran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey are likely to come into the team from last week.

Nacho Monreal, Rob Holding and Mohammed Elneny are set to drop out.

Expected starting XI’s
Stoke City (3-4-3): Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi; Johnson, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters; Shaqiri, Berahino, Choupo-Moting
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Mertesacker, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Chamberlain; Welbeck, Ozil; Lacazette

Predictions

Result: Draw (14/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (7/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alexandre Lacazette (13/10 with 888 Sport)

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