27
Feb

Team Predictions: Stoke City v Arsenal


Written by Chris Wheatley

30 Comments  

Arsenal have a chance to silence some of their critics in tonight’s Premier League clash with Stoke City.

The Potters have been a thorn in the Gunners’ sides ever since they regained top-flight status and last season Wenger, who controversially accused them of deliberately trying to injure his men last season, is certain to name his strongest available line-up for this meeting.

And whoever is picked will have to withstand a barrage of long throws from Rory Delap, which helped remove Manchester City from the FA Cup in midweek.

Team News:

Andrey Arshavin (hamstring), Abou Diaby (knee) and William Gallas (calf) are still out. Therefore Wenger’s main decision is between Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre for the centre back slot alongside Thomas Vermaelen. Both had their problems when a weakened Arsenal side went of the FA Cup on the same ground a month ago.

“Gallas (calf), Diaby (knee) and Arshavin (hamstring) are all out but Eduardo joins in training tomorrow [Friday] and we will decide after training,” said the manager at his pre-match press conference.

Gooner Talk’s Predicted XI

Almunia
Sagna – Vermaelen – Campbell – Clichy
Fabregas – Song – Denilson
Nasri – Bendtner – Rosicky

Have your say on the predicted line up and scorelines in the comments section below.

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30 Comments on "Team Predictions: Stoke City v Arsenal"


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damstar
5 years 11 months ago

hi chris, am happy ur back… wat happened? i will prefer eboue to start this game in place of rosicky or nasri..so maybe when the match is like 20 min left, we can introduce walcott,rosicky/nasri and maybe ramsey…

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Me
5 years 11 months ago

I think Wenger will play Walcott instead of Denilson.

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Callum
5 years 11 months ago

hmm ramsey or walcott might start? something been up with the site? Chelsea 1-3 Man city 😀

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Gunningooner
5 years 11 months ago

chelsea have lost 4-1

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gunner786
5 years 11 months ago

Great day so far wih chelski losing 4-2… we have to win today game!!! it is a must win to get the title, Comon lads show em what we got!!!

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guner
5 years 11 months ago

what happened to this site for the last couple of days?

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Daymee
5 years 11 months ago

There’s no better oppourtunity to close in on Chelsea now. We closed ManU to 2 pts last Saturday, it is time to close Chelsea to 3 points. If we beat Stoke, even the Arsenal haters will start to take Arsenal seriously.

This one game (Stoke City) will set the scene for the last 10 games of the season.
Win this one and the shout will be bigging up for Arsenal to win this title.

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ddd
5 years 11 months ago

Ramsey will surely start … Denilson wont play anymore this season(uploaded to brazil or smth).Walcott on the right,with Nasri/Rosicky-Samir more possible to keep Rosicky out of injury…

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IVERSEN
5 years 11 months ago

chelsea have lost. THIS IS OUR OPPERTUNITY

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pierre
5 years 11 months ago

whats wrong with the site chris?

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ramsay
5 years 11 months ago

i really think that this is the best arsenal blog arnd.. Gd job 2 u guys really.. pls keep it running and dont let it crash always.. Go Gunners!!

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cal
5 years 11 months ago

any links to watch the game?

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Emperor Gooner
5 years 11 months ago

hahahaha f**n chelsea are hilarious…we really have to win this one…decent line-up..would have preferred rosicky to nasri but i think we’ll get 3 pts today

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guner
5 years 11 months ago

they score from the throw in AGAIN!!!

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Jack
5 years 11 months ago

Sick and tired of conceding to Stoke fucking City!

Shambles!

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James H
5 years 11 months ago

what an amzing header by Bendtner!

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arsenal4ever
5 years 11 months ago

fu… shawcross!!!! hopefully you will break both of your legs assh.!!! he should never play!!! Next Bigmingham disaster omg!!!

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guner
5 years 11 months ago

ramsey seriously injured

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Kevin
5 years 11 months ago

3-1 Yes! Showed the spirit of champions after Ramsey’s unfortunate injury!

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arsenal4ever
5 years 11 months ago

great response after this shock!! The team really has grown up!!! No lets win it for Aaron!!!!! He was on such a great run. Really a shame. Hopefully this assh. Shawcross gets a 10 match game ban!!! I am really angry about such tackles. The premierleague has to do something with these assh…!!!!

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arsenal4ever
5 years 11 months ago

yESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GETTT IN EVERY 1 PRAY RAMSEY IS OK.

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Malaysian Gooners
5 years 11 months ago

Viva Arsenal 3 – 1. But, our win overshadowed by Ramsey’s injury!Be strong boy we pray for your recovery.

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Gooner4life
5 years 11 months ago

Get well soon RAMBO!! a victory hv never tasted so bitter…..

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harrison
5 years 11 months ago

i am actualy depressed and sick after witnessing the injury
but well done to the lads they did ramsey proud

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Arsenalgunner27
5 years 11 months ago

ARGH! we won but of course we lose another player. I hope for the sake of Ramseys career he can heal from the injury, but Stoke had to do it didnt they

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Duck
5 years 11 months ago

Its one thing to be physical, but its totally different thing to be ‘wanting’ to kick another player.

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pierre
5 years 11 months ago

this is the third time in 5 years we lose a player for a horrendous injury!!! absolutely sickening.how can thugs like these stoke players call themselves premiership players.im very proud of the way our players responded after the injury!!!wenger was very upset after the match and so was fabregas!!! i feel the press is responsable for this as we are always told that the way to beat arsenal is to bully them!!!good luck to ramsey …what a loss …a player of the quality souldnt have to face tackles like that.in europe referees protact brilliant players like ramsey.before the injury fabregas… Read more »

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an arse worth having
5 years 11 months ago

Gutting. How bad does a tackle need to be before the press stop encouraging teams to hack our players? Unbelievable response from the team in the circumstances. Most importantly wish Rambo a quick recovery.

Guest
5 years 11 months ago

Thats 3 leg breaks in 4 years but alot of more close shaves from horrendous tackles by players that should even being playing football because they are so poor. When do use see Rio or Ledley King do tackles like that [they dont have as poor touch, read the game & position themselves in a place to pick the ball off opponents unlike that agriculture player].

It is not a 50-50 challenge, when you take a awful first touch them lunge in to win the ball isnt 50-50

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Jpossie
5 years 11 months ago

totally gutted re Ramsey. Great victory though guys.

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