Arsenal: Predicted XI vs Stoke City

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Arsenal will be looking to maintain their Premier League title push with a victory against Stoke City this weekend. 

After a fine performance against Sunderland last weekend, the north London outfit will be hoping to put one over Mark Hughes' side. 

Szczesny should start in goal for Arsene Wenger's team, and Arsenal could set up with the same back four that featured last weekend. 

However with Gibbs out and Monreal doubtful, it remains to be seen as to who the Arsenal boss will play at left-back. As the Gunners don't have a game in midweek, Wenger may take a chance on Monreal, however Wenger could turn to club-captain Thomas Vermaelen if Monreal doesn't make it.

The likes of Koscielny, Mertesacker and Sagna should make up the rest of the defence as Arsenal look to keep a clean sheet at the Britannia. 

With the physical nature of Stoke City, it's expected that Mathieu Flamini will start in the middle of the park alongside England international Jack Wilshere. 

In Arsenal's attacking quartet, the likes of Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and the returning Mesut Ozil could play off lone striker Olivier Giroud. 

With Chelsea and Liverpool both set for tricky away games, Arsenal will be looking to secure all three points against Stoke as they target the Premier League's top spot. 

Arsenal's predicted XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Rosicky, Giroud

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