Stoke vs Arsenal : Match Preview

With little or nothing to play for again in the season than securing 3rd place, with the day already shadowed by the super sunday game between United and Chelsea we travel to the Brittania stadium to meet Stoke City. Only the hardest fans would say mathematically we could still win the title, but I don’t share their optimism.

As Expected, a lot has been made of this fixture because it marks the return of Aaron Ramsey to the place where he got his ankle broken by Ryan Shawcross & ultimately ruled out for 8 months. This led to a series of back & forth between both club managers which spilled to the Arsenal fans who continue to boo Shawcross each time both teams meet. Its reported that Ramsey still hasn’t returned any of his assailants calls or messages. Oh well.

On to team news for the day, Captain Cesc is still ruled out and he’s joined on the sidelines by Nasri, Diaby and Djourou who is carrying a knock. That means Ramsey is set to keep his place and Arshavin should come in for Nasri. Thomas Vermaelen has also been pencilled in for a return to the line up in Djourou/Kozzer’s place. With nothing much left to fight for, it would be nice to win our remaining games just to end the season on a high.

Possible Formation : Chezzer-Sagna-Djourou-Vermaelen-Clichy-Wilshere-Song-Ramsey-Walcott-Arshavin-RVP.

Prediction : 1-3

From wherever you’re reading, have a lovely day.


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Posted on May 8, 2011, in Match Preview and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Possible lineup includes Djourou yet earlier u nentoned he’s carrying a knock?

  2. Yeah he’s carrying a knock but he hasn’t been ruled out of the game. I’m guessing that’s why the writer put ‘POSSIBLE FORMATION’ keyword being Possible. Let’s go Arsenal

  3. Don’t question Arsene like that. He knows what to do in this summer.If he doesn’t, them questions should be asked about his future, but for now IN ARSENE I TRUST
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  4. i admire feyenoord captain leroy fer, he really strong player who’ll give a bit of petit-vieira with song but i dont think arsene rates him. plus, he can also play in defence.