Arsenal battled their way past Leicester in a seven-goal thriller in their opening game of the Premier League season and they will need similar fighting spirit to overcome Stoke on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger has a 100 per cent record against the Potters in north London but the same cannot be said for his record up north.
The Gunners invariably struggle in Staffordshire and this weekend is unlikely to be different.
But when exactly is the game and how can you watch it? Here is all you need to know…
When is the match and how can you watch it?
The match kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 19. it will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4k UHD.
If you can’t get to a television, the match will also be streamed live on the BT mobile app and also online at bt sport.bt.com.
If you don’t have a BT subscription, you can also follow all of the action live on the Mirror Football blog.
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Stoke team news
Stoke could hand a debut to on-loan Paris Saint-Germain striker Jese Rodriguez in Saturday’s home Premier League clash against Arsenal.
Belgian forward Julien Ngoy looks set for up to six weeks on the sidelines with a thigh problem.
Ibrahim Afellay (knee) and Stephen Ireland (broken leg) continue to recover from long-term injuries.
Provisional Squad: Butland, Zouma, Shawcross, Cameron, Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Bojan, Berahino, Grant, Johnson, Tymon, Adam, Ramadan, Choupo-Moting, Crouch, Jese.
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Arsenal team news
Arsenal will again be without Alexis Sanchez for their Premier League trip to Stoke on Saturday evening.
Liverpool next week, while defender Laurent Koscielny is also missing as he serves the last of a three-game ban.
Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker and Francis Coquelin should all be available after missing the win over Leicester, while Mesut Ozil could also be back following an ankle issue. Santi Cazorla (ankle) is a long-term absentee.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.
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