Feb 27

Team Predictions: Stoke City v Arsenal

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

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 Responses to “Team Predictions: Stoke City v Arsenal”

  1. damstar says:

    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…

  2. Me says:

    I think Wenger will play Walcott instead of Denilson.

  3. Callum says:

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

  4. Gunningooner says:

    chelsea have lost 4-1

  5. gunner786 says:

    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!!!

  6. guner says:

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

  7. Daymee says:

    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.

  8. ddd says:

    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…

  9. IVERSEN says:

    chelsea have lost. THIS IS OUR OPPERTUNITY

  10. pierre says:

    whats wrong with the site chris?

  11. ramsay says:

    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!!

  12. cal says:

    any links to watch the game?

  13. Emperor Gooner says:

    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

  14. guner says:

    they score from the throw in AGAIN!!!

  15. Jack says:

    Sick and tired of conceding to Stoke fucking City!


  16. James H says:

    what an amzing header by Bendtner!

  17. arsenal4ever says:

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

  18. guner says:

    ramsey seriously injured

  19. Kevin says:

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

  20. arsenal4ever says:

    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…!!!!

  21. arsenal4ever says:


  22. Malaysian Gooners says:

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

  23. Gooner4life says:

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

  24. harrison says:

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

  25. Arsenalgunner27 says:

    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

  26. Duck says:

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

  27. pierre says:

    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 complained to the referree who shrugged him off saying”get on with it”.

  28. an arse worth having says:

    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.

  29. 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

  30. Jpossie says:

    totally gutted re Ramsey. Great victory though guys.


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