Arsenal welcomes relegation-threatened Stoke City side as the battle to end well in the season continues in the Premier League.
The host has been in fine form after their back-to-back 0-3 defeat against Manchester City coupled with a shocking defeat against promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion.
However, as both sides meet Arsenal will be keen to maintain their good run of form after series of individual outings from the international break.
One of which saw playmaker Mesut Ozil flourishes for his side Germany in the 1-1 draw against Spain. Arsenal will be favourite (no doubt) going into the match by all standard coupled with positive euphoria among the dressing room.
But with Stoke City precarious situation on the League Log, it promises to be a tough duel for the Ginners as stoke seek survival to the drop this season.
On this note, we take a look at three players that can engineer a positive result against the host Arsenal at the Emirate stadium.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
The Stoke City forward will be a threat to Arsenal’s ambitions at home as the host aim to continue their decent run of form ahead of the Europa League Matches Latter in the season.
The Cameroonian was on target twice as he pegged back rivals United at the Britannia Stadium.
This he did to ensure (force) a 2-2 draw against the Red Devils despite all attempts by the likes of Paul Pogba and Juan Mata to get the match under control for Manchester United.
His brace tied the match 2-2 in the first round meeting against Jose Mourinho’s side and Arsenal must keep an eye on him to avoid a similar danger at home this week.
The talented forward who moved to the English Premier League from Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga have been a key player at the Britannia Stadium.
His influence will be felt in this match for sure as he poses a powerful left-foot drive (shot) that could beat any goalkeeper in goal.
This cannot be ignored despite the fact that Petr Cech has reached a milestone with 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.
He is the sort of player you don’t want to give a space around the box otherwise you get punished as he has done already with the aforementioned (Stoke) players this reason.
Arsenal has no option than to monitor his movement in the course of the contest.
The Spanish forward will be explosive against the Arsenal defence if he gets to feature in this match.
This was obvious in the first round meeting as his solitary strike (goal) seated a 1-0 home against Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium.
The former Real Madrid man was menacing in transition alongside Shaqiri as they claimed a 1-0 win so expect him to be a real threat to Arsenal’s aspirations down the danger area during the game.