Posted on May 13, 2017 by ADMIN

Stoke City v Arsenal Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal travel to the Britannia today to take on Stoke City at a very important time in the season.

The Gunners hopes of a top-four finish rely on them winning all of their remaining three matches, while needing Liverpool to fail in their bid to win their remaining two.

Stoke on the other hand have little to play for, with their Premier league life retained for another season, although they could still push for a finish inside the top 10, with a finish as high as eighth, or as low as 16th still possible.

The Potters come into the game with little form to boast however, having won only once in their last nine matches, but can be happy with their home exploits, losing only twice in their last eight matches there. Both those losses came to teams inside the top four, and were both 2-1 scorelines, which should tell Arsenal that they will not have an easy task today.

The Gunners come into the match in impressive form however, with five wins in their last six matches, with the upturn in fortunes coming since an important formation change. We have clawed ourselves back into having a chance of making the top-four, and today cannot allow that to slip.

Arsenal are expected to have stand-in captain Laurent Koscielny back in the team today, but will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain unfortunately. Santi Cazorla is our only other to be sidelined for the crucial match, with Lucas Perez in line to make the squad also.

Predicted XI:

Cech
Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Bellerin  Xhaka  Ramsey  Gibbs
Ozil   Alexis
Welbeck

I know we haven’t the best record away to Stoke City, nor do most clubs, but I feel as though they have little to play for at present, which should give us the impetus for the win. Our win over Southampton also came against a side with a strong record against us, but we are overcoming the odds at present, and pushing ourselves on regardless.

I’m going for a 2-1 win, but should we get on the scoreboard early, I would not be surprised to see us bag three or four with our rivals having to come out and attack us in search of a result.

What are your expectations today?

Pat J

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8 thoughts on “Stoke City v Arsenal Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

  1. HA559

    That guy Forsberg is top class. Arsenal should sign him and Naby Keita from Leipzig.

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  2. Goonerboy

    I have no other expectation than for us to win the game or do we another option???
    It is a good opportunity to pile pressure on Liverpool and we must grab it!

    Another 2-0 win for the us..coyg!!!

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    1. Goonerboy

      Sh*t!! meant to say “do we have another option”…………………..2-0 win for the Arsenal’

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  3. Luke bratzi

    If koshelny plays then Holding at left back with Montreal up on left instead of Gibbs. We have not been the same since Monreal moving back to defence. Remember 2goals from him and nothing much from Gibbs. CB

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  4. Arsenal_Girl

    Wow. Bayern Munich were down to Leipzig 1-3 and then 2-4 and won 5-4
    3 goals in the final mins

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  5. Break-on-through

    I think Giroud and Coquelin are playing. Hope Alexis turns it on.

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