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Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke City

Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke
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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


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