Arsène Wenger makes two changes from the side that beat Manchester United last weekend for today’s trip to Stoke.

Gael Clichy has failed to shake off a hamstring problem so Kieran Gibbs makes his first start since March 12.

Johan Djourou has passed a late fitness test but Cesc Fabregas (thigh) and Samir Nasri (hamstring) miss out.

Thomas Vermaelen returns to the squad for the first time since August and is on the bench at Britannia Stadium.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Gibbs, Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Arshavin, Van Persie

Subs: Lehmann, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Squillaci, Eboue, Chamakh, Bendtner

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8 May 2011