Arsenal team news: 4 key players ruled out of Stoke City clash

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Arsenal face a tough task away from home this weekend when they take on Stoke City in the Premier League.

The game will be played at the Britannia stadium, kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT). The Gunners recorded a 4-1 win over Stoke in the same fixture last season.

 Arsenal come into this weekends encounter in high spirits following their 4-3 victory over Leicester City on the opening night of the league.

Arsenal team news:

Chile international Alexis Sanchez will miss this weekend’s clash due to an abdominal strain. Santi Cazorla has also been ruled out as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

“For Alexis it looks a bit early, but he works hard in training,” Wenger told reporters.

“Our medical people think Saturday comes too soon but he should be available for the next game against Liverpool.”

Star centre-back Laurent Koscielny also misses out as he serves the final match of his suspension.

Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi and Francis Coqueli are all expected to return to the squad after missing last week’s game.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to keep his place in the team following an impressive performance against Leicester. The Germany international created six chances during the 90 minutes.

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