EPL: Arsenal vs Stoke City: Team news, injuries, possible lineups
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will on Sunday afternoon clash with Stoke City at home in the English Premier League (EPL).
Wenger’s men are looking to secure back-to-back EPL wins for the first time since November as they host struggling Stoke City.
Arsenal have won their last 15 home games against Stoke in all competitions.
The Gunners won 3-0 against Watford at home, before the international break, in their last league game.
The North London club are currently sixth in the league table with 48 points.
Wenger’s side are 13 points behind rivals Tottenham, who are currently occupying the fourth and the final Champions League spot.
Wilshere has returned from a knee problem that forced him to withdraw from international duty with England.
Sead Kolasinac is nursing a knee injury and is doubtful to face Stoke.
Alexandre Lacazette (knee) is back in contention but not match fit after more than six weeks out.
Meanwhile, Paul Lambert’s Stoke City are struggling at the bottom end of the league table.
Lambert’s men are currently 19th, with just 27 points on league table.
The Potters, who have been awful defensively this season, are three points away from safety.
Lambert’s side have conceded a league-high 58 goals this season.
In away games, Stoke have let in 33 goals already this season, the highest in the division.
The Potters have not won any of their last five league games, losing both of the previous two.
Stoke, who won 1-0 against Arsenal at the Bet365 Stadium earlier this season, have not completed a league double over the Gunners since the 1975/76 season.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been ruled out for a number of weeks with a groin injury.
Mame Biram Diouf (shoulder) could return after he was fit enough to play for Senegal over the international break, while Charlie Adam is suspended.
Arsenal potential starting XI: (4-3-3):
Defense: Bellerin (RB), Koscielny (RCB), Mustafi (LCB), Monreal (LB)
Midfield: Ramsey (RCM), Xhaka (CDM), Wilshere (LCM)
Attack: Ozil (RF), Mkhitaryan (LF), Aubameyang (ST)
Stoke City potential starting XI (4-3-3):
Defense: Bauer (RB), Zouma (RCB), Shawcross (LCB), Starylidis (LB)
Midfield: Fletcher (RCM), Allen (CM), Ndiaye (LCM)
Attack: Shaqiri (RW), Crouch (ST), Choupo-Moting (LW)
The kick off time for the match is 1:30pm.