match preview:Arsenal v Stoke City




This is a bigger game for Stoke than Arsenal, with the home team having one eye on Thursday’s Europa League tie against CSKA Moscow. Stoke are winless in seven and have scored only four goals during that sequence; the lack of cutting edge – together with individual errors – has undermined some fighting football. The run-in feels unkind, although they do have West Ham, Crystal Palace and Swansea to come. Anything from this would be a huge bonus. David Hytner

Sunday 1.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Emirates Stadium

Last season Arsenal 3 Stoke 1

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G19 Y68 R4 3.79 cards/game

ARSENAL

The Fiver: the Guardian's take on the world of football Read more Subs from Ospina, Macey, Iliev, Chambers, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Mertesacker, Elneny, Iwobi, Nelson, Welbeck, Lacazette

Doubtful None

Injured Cazorla (achilles, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y46 R0

Form LWLLLW

Leading scorer Lacazette 9


STOKE

Subs from Haugaard, Niakete, Edwards, Johnson, Wimmer, Fletcher, Campbell, Berahino, Rodríguez, Martins Indi, Crouch

Doubtful Cameron (hamstring)

Injured Choupo-Moting (groin, 16 Apr), Grant (wrist, unknown), Ireland (calf, unknown)

Suspended Adam (first of three)

Discipline Y42 R1

Form LDDDLL

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