After a long and stuttering November, Arsenal finally seem to have rediscovered their groove. After what seemed like the Gunners had gone into hibernation, last week they burst back into life with a 5-1 demolition of West Ham and then a 4-1 win over Basel in midweek – which also saw them finish top of Group A.
This weekend, Arsenal face their old nemesis Stoke City, who although they have been a bogey team for Arsenal over the last few years, – especially during the Pulis years – Mark Hughes’ team has not beaten Arsenal since 2008. Due to the respective form of both teams, on the face of it, it would seem that Arsenal are the favourites to win the game.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil seem to be mentally in sync, while Mustafi and Koscielny have formed a solid partnership at the back; it seems Arsenal finally have a strong spine to the team. With that said, let’s have a look at who could line up for Arsenal against Stoke.