Arsene Wenger has named his side for this evening’s Premier League clash with Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium. It’s a must-win fixture for the Gunners as they look to further their pursuit of a top-four finish.
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Match: Stoke City v Arsenal
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 13 May 17:30
The big news is that Laurent Koscielny returns to the side with Rob Holding keeping his place and joins Shkodran Mustafi as the back three.
Kieran Gibbs makes way for Nacho Monreal, while the injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain allows Hector Bellerin to make a return to the lineup too.
Francis Coquelin starts on his 26th birthday in place of Aaron Ramsey, with Arsene Wenger opting for the more physical Olivier Giroud up front preferred ahead of Danny Welbeck who makes the bench
Here’s how the teams line up:
- Bellerin Dropped For Potters Clash – Stoke City v Arsenal [Predicted Lineup]
- Arsenal Reject Loan Offer From Inter Milan For Mustafi
- Arsenal Promote Four Promising Youngsters To First-Team
Subs: Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Gabriel
Subs: Grant; Muniesa, Berahino, Adam, Walters, Crouch, Ramadan.