[Teams] Arsenal vs Stoke: Confirmed Line-Ups
Arsenal will be looking to go top of the Premier League table when we entertain Stoke City at the Emirates this afternoon. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Arsenal will be looking to go top of the Premier League table when we entertain Stoke City at the Emirates this afternoon.
Arsene Wenger has made several changes from the side that beat Basel in midweek with Petr Cech returning in goal and David Ospina dropping back to the bench.
Hector Bellerin is only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench with Gabriel starting at right-back while Skodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal come back in to the defence.
Francis Coquelin is recalled alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield while Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in attack.
It means Lucas Perez has to make do with a place on the bench despite scoring a hat-trick in midweek while Alex Iwobi and Olivier Giroud are also among the subs. Aaron Ramsey misses out with a slight hamstring injury.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Cech; Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Bellerin, Elneny, Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud
Grant; Johnson, M.Indi, Muniesa; Diouf, Adam, Imbula, Pieters; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic.
Subs: Given; Whelan, Bony, Crouch, Bojan, Ramadan, Ngoy.
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