Bellerin benched, Ramsey & Lacazette starts in Probable 3-4-3 Arsenal formation vs Stoke City

Arsenal will take on familiar foes Stoke City this evening at the Bet365 Stadium and the Gunners will be looking to win their second league game of this campaign.

Stoke City have been a hard nut for the Gunners to crack over the years but the Gunners are on curse after getting the better of the Mark Hughes led side last season in the double legged encounters.

Arsenal were able to overcome the season opener syndrome that sees them succumb to defeats on their league openers. Arsenal came back twice in the game against Leicester City to win the game following an Oliver Giroud stunner.


Sanchez was ruled out for three weeks following an abdominal injury he sustained in training. He is expect to be back for the game against Liverpool.

Shkodran Mustafi, Francis Coquelin and Per Mertesacker have all returned to full training but Mustafi and Mertesacker are likely to take part in the game. While, Cazorla remains a long term absentee and his return is yet without a date.

Lucas Perez is on the verge of sealing a move to former club Deportivo Lacuruna and he will not be part of the team.

Alexandre Lacazette found the back of the net in his debut and the French star will lead the attack as he continues to adapt to the league.

Probable starting XI: Cech, Chamberlain, Mustafi, Mertesacker, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Welbeck and Lacazette

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