Predicted Arsenal Starting XI For Stoke Clash

By on September 20, 2013

Arsenal get back to domestic action on Sunday after beating Marseille 2-1 in midweek as they welcome Stoke City to the Emirates Stadium.

Boss Arsene Wenger revealed at his press conference on Friday morning that midfielder Mikel Arteta is in contention to be in the squad after returning to full training today.

The Spaniard’s fitness will be assessed on Saturday morning before a decision is taken over his involvement against Stoke but I feel it’s highly unlikely he’ll start. Wenger will most probably have him on the bench, give him 20 minutes on Sunday and then start him against West Brom in the Cup next week.


That means there is very little room for movement to the starting line-up. We have few realistic options to bring in to the attack due to injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky, Yaya Sanogo and Santi Cazorla.

There’s a chance Carl Jenkinson or Nancho Monreal may come in to the defence but with the Capital One Cup coming up on Wednesday, and the form of Kieran Gibbs in particular, I think the boss will stick with the same side that beat Marseille before rotating in midweek.

Therefore the team is likely to once again be:

What do you think? What team would you pick?



  1. Ahmed oniwonlu

    September 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Scz _sagna _per _kosc _gibbs _flami _ramy _jack _ozil _walc _girou. sub:arte ,monrea ,akpom ,eisfiel ,ryo ,gnab ,fabiansk.

  2. Abdurahman

    September 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Arsenal,will defeat stock 3 goal to none by God Abdurahman tailor.

  3. Folorunsho Mathew

    September 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Preferrably the squard that played Marsel

  4. Fatolu Oluwarotimi

    September 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    D prof shld stick wit d team dat face marseile durin d week n bring in arteta or verminator in d 2nd half

  5. Amly Dave

    September 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Am beginning 2 be more confident in Wenger and his team.


    September 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    i think he shouldn’t rush arteta into the team. give him just a few minute toward the end of the march or leave him out entirly. he should be in the squad just in case we need him

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  8. Ebenezer

    September 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Dis season is urs.up gunners.

  9. agunpopo owoniyi Ilyas

    September 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Gunaz all d way , surely dis season is ours. Gunaz 4life.

  10. Amadou kanteh

    September 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Arsenal wi
    l win stoke city, insallah

  11. agunpopo owoniyi Ilyas

    September 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Sez,gibs,koch,mar,sagna. Ram,wilsh,ozil,walcoT, giroud. Let’s go give dem 2 0

  12. kerow yarow

    September 21, 2013 at 4:51 am

    every game is amust win game for gunners till decemba inshallah ,we will end the so called draught

  13. Tete-Donkor

    September 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

    We are going forward no turning back.Thanks to Rambo’s form

  14. maada mansaray

    September 21, 2013 at 7:22 am

    gunaz will defintely end their throphy bareness. Either the best or nothing.

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