Arsenal vs Stoke predictions: Premier League match preview & predicted line-ups

Arsenal vs Stoke City – 101 Great Goals prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke

Arsenal to beat Stoke 3-1 is 10/1 with Bet365

With a top four finish seemingly out of reach for the Gunners, Arsenal will be hoping to restore some pride as they look to finish their season on a high.

Next up for Arsenal is a Stoke City team that has the second-worst away record in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal vs Stoke: Who will win?

Arsenal are 3/10 to win this Premier League match and they are overwhelming favourites.

Stoke can be backed at an attractive looking 10/1.

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Paul Lambert goes nuts

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 20: Paul Lambert, Manager of Stoke City celebrates during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Huddersfield Town at Bet365 Stadium on January 20, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Stoke: Premier League preview

Arsenal host Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Due to postponements and the international break, Arsenal’s last Premier League match was on 11 March – a 3-0 home win over Watford.

The disruptions came at a bad time for Gunners, who are on a three-match winning streak which includes a 5-1 aggregate win over AC Milan.

Arsene Wenger’s side begin the weekend 13 points behind rivals Spurs in 4th place. With a top four finish seemingly beyond them, the focus for the Gunners is their Europa League campaign.

Can Stoke avoid the drop?

Prior to the international break, Stoke were beaten 2-1 at home by Everton. Choupo-Moting netted for the Potters, who finished the match with 10 men.

Paul Lambert’s side are 19th in the table, three points from safety, although they have played a game more than the two sides above them. Stoke have failed to win any of their last seven matches.

While their away form has let them down this season, Arsenal’s Premier League record at the Emirates has been strong. The Gunners have picked up just three fewer points at home than 2nd-place Manchester United.

Manchester City are the only side in the league to have scored more goals at home than Arsenal’s 39.

In stark contrast, Stoke have the second-worst away record in the league this season, picking up just 8 points in 15 matches on the road. West Ham are the only side to have conceded more away goals than Stoke’s 33.

Stoke were 1-0 winners at the Bet365 Stadium when the sides met in the reverse fixture back in August.

Arsenal Win, Both Teams To Score-Yes, Over 11.5 Corners: 10/3 with Ladbrokes
Arsenal Wenger

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on March 1, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal team news vs Stoke

Alexandre Lacazette has returned to training, while Laurent Koscielny is expected to be available after a back problem.

Jack Wilshere withdrew from England’s squad due to a knee problem but is expected to be available for Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey has also returned to training following minor groin surgery. But like Lacazette and Koscielny, the Welshman is likely to be prioritized for Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against CSKA Moscow.

Maitland-Niles is available after shaking off a knock picked up in England U21’s 2-1 win over Ukraine.

Sead Kolasinac was also forced off while on international duty. The Bosnian will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match.

Mesut Ozil returned early from the international break having been rested for Tuesday’s friendly against Brazil.

Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee.

Stoke team news vs Arsenal

Choupo-Moting will miss out due to a groin injury sustained against Everton.

Charlie Adam is suspended following his late red card in the same match.

Paul Lambert is confident that all his players who went on international duty will be available for Sunday.

Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to be available following an ongoing calf injury.

Mame Biram diouf is also set to be available.

Ibrahim Afellay has reportedly been told by Lambert to stay away from the club’s training ground for the remainder of the season due to disciplinary reasons.

Stephen Ireland is a long-term absentee.

Mesut Ozil to score & Arsenal to win is 9/5 with William Hill

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Stoke

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Stoke

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Stoke

Stoke predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Stoke XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Stoke XI vs Arsenal

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