Whenever it’s a match between Arsenal and Stoke, there would be questions of all type. On the eve of their weekend clash, Arsene Wenger had to come out and declare that there is no bad blood between the two clubs.
The game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday really is a must win game for Arsenal. We have largely disappointed so far this season but a good performance and result against Mark Hughes and the Potters will put all that behind us and leave Arsenal in a great position.
Arsenal are hosting Stoke City at the Emirates this Saturday and it is vital that the Gunners get their first home win to banish the memory of our first two measly efforts, but Stoke are not going to lie down and just give the points to Arsenal.
Last December when Arsenal travelled to Stoke was probably one of the lowest points of Arsene Wenger’s reign at the club. Strangely enough Arsene had failed to buy a striker and a DM during the transfer window and the Gunners had suffered an awful start to the season, so desperately needed three points at the Britannia Stadium.
Despite the unavoidable fact that Arsenal have not been anywhere near our best since the Premier League kicked off a few weeks ago, we somehow find ourselves in not too bad a situation. A quick look at the Premier League table shows you that only Man City out of all the realistic rivals for the Premier League title have more points.