In the upcoming fixture of the English Premier League, Arsenal is hosting Stoke City in a thrilling fixture. For the Gunners, they need to win every match from now on so that they can get a confirmed berth in the next year’s UEFA Champions League games if they can end up among the top 4 teams when the seasons ends. For Stoke City, this match would be more crucial because they are in the relegation zone and to prevent them from being relegated, they would need to win every match just to secure that they are way above the relegation zone and as they headed for the international break with two consecutive losses, they have very little left to fight for but expect them trying to dominate the game from the start but the Gunners, headed into the international break with 3 goals to nil against Watford and they would want to repeat that because they have all the star power they need to make it in the top 4.
Stoke City vs Arsenal full squad, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Emirates Stadium, London, England. The ground has a capacity of 59, 867 and it is expected to be a cold day in London which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 6:00 PM (IST) on April 1st, 2018 and can be streamed live on HotStar app.
Arsenal won – 4
Stoke City won – 1
Not decided – 1
Stoke City FC:
Arsenal – Cech (GK), Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang
Stoke City – Butland (GK), Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis, Ndiaye, Fletcher, Shaqiri, Allen, Sobhi, Crouch
Our bet is on the home team for this game because they have finally got back into winning before the international break and it can be expected that the guests won’t be able to be much of a threat for the Gunners in their home ground. And even if we go by the head to head encounters, Arsenal has won their last 10 home games against Stoke City and on the other hand, the guests have lost their last 10 away matches in this season.
THIS STK VS ARS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.