Match Preview: Stoke City vs Arsenal
Arsenal take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium in Saturday’s late kickoff in the Premier League aiming to maintain their perfect start to the new campaign. Arsenal will also be hoping to keep their 100 per cent Premier League record this season as they face Stoke City on Saturday.
Date: 19th August,2017
Time: 17:30 BST, 10:00 PM IST
T.V: The game will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 1, Stars Sports Select SD and HD in India and NBC Sports in USA
Online Stream: Jio TV, Hotstar,BT Sport app and NBC Sports Live
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Arsenal: Gabriel is on the verge of a move to Valencia and will not be involved even if the deal is not done before Saturday’s game, while Alexis Sanchez is not expected to return until next weekend and Santi Cazorla remains out.Aaron Ramsey is likely to be welcomed back into defensive midfield alongside Granit Xhaka following his impressive cameo from the bench on matchday one, providing support from deep for the likes of Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and lone striker Lacazette.The potential departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea for £35million would see Hector Bellerin become the undisputed No.1 right-back, with Sead Kolasinac offering pace and power on the opposite flank.
Stoke City: Stoke bolstered their attacking ranks with the loan signing of Jese Rodriguez from Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, meaning that they now have more Champions League winners in their squad than any other side in the division.Bruno Martins Indi, who has signed permanently after a loan spell last season, could be in line for his second debut and Eric Choupo-Moting may start after coming off the bench against Everton.
? Mark Hughes insists #SCFC are eager to improve their record against the so-called ‘big boys’.
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Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck
Stoke City: Butland, Zouma, Shawcross, Cameron, Johnson, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Jese, Choupo-Moting
Matches won by Arsenal-56
Matches won by Stoke City-25
Matches ended in a draw-24
Stoke City 1-3 Arsenal