Carl Jenkinson maintains Arsenal are ready for whatever Stoke throw at them on Saturday as the Gunners aim to nail down third place in the Barclays Premier League.

Despite putting themselves back in the driving seat to qualify for the Champions League again next season, Arsenal still have some work ahead to make sure of third - which has suddenly taken on extra importance after Chelsea, who are currently sixth, reached the final of this season's competition.

The Gunners do not have the best record at the Britannia Stadium, with three defeats in their last four visits, but Jenkinson insists Arsene Wenger's men will stand up and be counted as he told Arsenal Player: "They are a big, strong and physical side, but we are prepared for that, know what is coming and just have to deal with it as best as we can."

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