Arsene Wenger has named his side for this evening’s Premier League clash with Stoke City away from home. 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
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:
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Subs: Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Gabriel.
Subs: Grant; Muniesa, Berahino, Adam, Walters, Crouch, Ramadan.