By Chris Harris

Arsenal are now less vulnerable to set-pieces, according to Arsène Wenger.

One of the stand-out statistics from last season revealed that the Frenchman's side conceded more than half their Premier League goals from corners or free kicks, and Wenger admitted it had been an area of concern.

Sunday's clash with Stoke City will test Arsenal's aerial prowess to the max but their manager believes his players can deal with it.

"I feel we do look more determined and less shaky [from set-pieces]," he told Arsenal Player.

"You do not feel the fear as much when there is a set-piece against us. We are improving, there is still room to improve but we are definitely better there than at the start of the season.”

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