Arsenal travel to Britannia stadium to take on stoke city.Injury prone Arsenal will be hoping not to correct more injuries against a team that have a tendency of injuring opposition players.Arsenal are on a 3 match winning streak since losing to Man u and will be hoping to cement the performance.
Team news
Arsenal are missing a lot of players at the moment but Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and Mikel Arteta (calf) should be back around the busy Christmas schedule. Key man Theo Walcott could also return soon after his groin injury recovery. Goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina should also be back within the next few days after hip and thigh injuries respectively.
Other notable absentees include Jack Wilshere (ankle surgery), Mesut Ozil (LCL Knee Ligaments) whilst Nacho Monreal (knee) could also miss out.
Stoke city-
This match sees two of the most injury stricken squads come to blows with Stoke carrying seven injuries compared to Arsenal’s eight.
At the moment, Stoke have striker Jonathon Walters and midfielder Steve Sidwell on the sidelines through knee injuries. Defensive pair Glenn Whelan and Robert Huth are missing through minor injuries too. Winger Victor Moses is out until January with a thigh strain whilst Dionaton Teixiera is sidelined with an ankle knock. Peter Odemwingie is Stoke’s longest term absentee with a bad ACL injury keeping the Nigerian out until the end of the season
Key stats 

- Stoke have lost just one home game against Arsenal in their last eight clashes (W4, D3, L1).
- Peter Crouch has bagged seven goals against Arsenal, his second highest against any one team, including a hat trick for Liverpool at Anfield.
- Arsenal’s only away league victory at the Brittania came in February 2010. They’ve lost two and drawn two since.
- Stoke have lost their last three December fixtures – having previously going unbeaten in the previous twelve (W4, D8).
- Arsenal’s last five wins have also contained clean sheets.