Because of a minor injury problem to his foot, Arsenal had to face the tough trip to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City without our main man and king of assists Mesut Ozil. And with Arsenal also missing the usual suspects to replace the German international, with Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere also out of action, Arsene Wenger turned to the young England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
As usual Arsenal had a tough battle at the Britannia Stadium, and Stoke raised their game and fought for ever ball for the whole 90 minutes. Mark Hughes always has his teams prepared to die for the cause and last night was no exception.
Fair point. Petr Cech has already rescued more points than our past 4 keepers by KM
Hello fellow Gooners. How are you? I actually enjoyed the point at Stoke. Because you know what a point at Stoke is better than none. I saw a statistics saying that the Champions in previous years have more often than not won at the Britannia but rarely lost, so I’ll take the point.
The fact that Arsene Wenger is even considering taking a risk on such an important player to the Arsenal cause as our Chilean international forward star Alexis Sanchez just shows how much difference he can make on the pitch.
Should Elneny really start v Stoke? by JH
So Arsenal finally completed the transfer of our first DM since Lassana Diarra, and today rumours have been rife that he may well start his first game at the Brittania stadium on Sunday.
As we headed towards the end of the busy festive football period, Arsenal were looking good, but also looking ahead to what appeared to be a tough run of games over the first month of the new calendar year. It is so far so good for the Gunners after winning all three matches following the disappointing Boxing Day loss away to Southampton but it does not get any easier from here.
Next up for Arsenal in the Premier League is the tough looking trip to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool next Wednesday. Before that we have the FA cup clash at home to Sunderland and we have already heard their manager Sam Allardyce bitching and moaning about the scheduling of the games and complaining that it will affect their chances in the league.
One of the biggest concerns for everyone connected with Arsenal right now is the possibility that our injury problems will have the same effect on our Premier League title challenge as they did when we were last in this position.