Stoke City v Arsenal - JG Preview

Olivier Giroud celebrates his winner against Leicester

We're back on the road as we take on Stoke City in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon.

You can find out more about our latest opponents below:   



The Bet365 Stadium, home to Stoke City

Full name: Stoke City Football Club
Manager: Mark Hughes
Club colours: Red and white
Nickname: The Potters


Three facts about Stoke:

  • Arsenal have won four of their last five Premier League games against Stoke, drawing the other.
  • Mark Hughes has lost more Premier League matches against Arsene Wenger (13) than he has versus any other manager in the competition.
  • Hughes has averaged 1.20 points per game in Premier League games played in August, only in November matches (0.98) has he recorded a lower rate as a manager.


Key man: Xherdan Shaqiri

The mercurial Swiss winger has proven to be capable of providing the sublime during his time in Staffordshire. If the Potters are to pose problems to Arsene Wenger's defence, then he will be crucial.