Stoke City v Arsenal - JG Preview

15/16: Arsenal v Stoke City - Laurent Koscielny

The Gunners take on Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Sunday in their Barclays Premier League fixture.

You can find out more about their opponents below:


Stoke City Full name: Stoke City Football ClubManager: Mark HughesClub colours: Red and white striped shirts, white shorts, red and white socks Nickname: The Potters


Three facts about Stoke City:

  • 11 of the 14 goals Stoke have scored against Arsenal in Premier League history have been netted in the first half.
  • Stoke scored with three of their four shots on target against Arsenal in this fixture last season and all of them came in the first half.
  • Olivier Giroud has the best minutes per goal ratio of any Premier League player this season to score more than five times, netting every 117 minutes on average.


Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City Star man: Xherdan ShaqiriThe silky winger was signed from Inter Milan in one of the most surprising deals of the summer. A Champions League winner with Bayern Munich, the highly rated trickster is the man to watch.