Arsenal welcome Stoke City to Emirates Stadium in what is promising to be another big game in the race for a top-four berth.

You can find out more about our Premier League opponents below.

Full name: Stoke City FC
Manager: Tony Pulis
Club colours: Red and white striped shirts, white shorts, white socks
Nickname(s):The Potters

Three facts about Stoke:

  • New signing Brek Shea previously trained with Arsenal
  • Ex-Gunner Matthew Upson is on the club's books, though he has been loaned to Brighton and Hove Albion
  • The Potters were promoted to the Premier League after finishing as runners-up in the Championship in 2007/08

STAR MAN

Peter Crouch
Now 32, the 6 ft 7 in striker is Stoke's joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League, with five. The England striker has scored 22 times in just 42 appearances for his country and is sure to pose a threat to Arsenal's back four on Saturday afternoon.

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