Arsenal have slipped to third place in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Chelsea after losing 1-0 to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A penalty from Jonathan Walters, awarded after Laurent Koscielny had handled in the area fourteen minutes from time, was enough to secure all three points to Mark Hughes’ men and give Liverpool the opportunity to leapfrog the Gunners into second place, which they look after winning at Southampton later in the day.
Arsenal will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea as they return to Premier League action at Stoke City.
A whole host of players will be assessed ahead of the game, with Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelan and Kieran Gibbs all in a race to be fit while Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out.
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Arsenal have kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea after thumping relegation threatened Sunderland 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners took the lead after just five minute through Olivier Giroud before the France International, who sat out of the 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening, doubled the host’s advantage just after the half-hour mark.
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Arsenal have opened up a five point lead at the top of the Premier League after beating Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday evening.
Santi Cazorla put the hosts in front on nineteen minutes, thrashing the ball in after seeing his long range header come back of the post.
Tomas Rosicky has been included in Arsenal’s squad for this evening’s visit of Napoli in the Champions League.
The midfielder has been out of action since he suffered a hamstring problem whilst on international duty with the Czech Republic last month.
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Arsenal will be looking to continue their winning streak as they welcome Stoke City to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners go in to the game on the back of their 2-1 victory against Marseille – a sixth win in succession, and will leapfrog Liverpool into first place if they better the Reds’ result against Southampton tomorrow afternoon.
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