Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke City

Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke
© PA Photos
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League clash between Arsenal and Stoke City.

Arsenal will try to get their Premier League campaign back on track with a home fixture against Stoke City.

The Gunners were close to losing all three points against Liverpool on Wednesday when the Reds took a two-goal lead after an hour of play, but Arsene Wenger's team managed to come back to clinch a 2-2 draw at the Emirates.

Despite their fightback, the North London side reside four points away from a Champions League spot in the table, while their weekend's opponents can improve their place in the top 10 with a scalp.

Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski are likely to start up front with support from Theo Walcott, while the Potters could opt for Jonathan Walters and Kenwyne Jones up front.

Recent form

Arsenal: DLDLW

Stoke: LDDWD

Possible starting lineups

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos; Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott; Podolski, Giroud

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth; Whitehead, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Etherington; Walters, Jones

Sports Mole says: 2-0

Arsenal's Theo Walcott smashes in an equaliser against Liverpool on January 30, 2013
Read Next:
Match Analysis: Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account