Date: 26th August 2012 at 12:57pm
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Arsenal go into a match against Stoke City this lunchtime in a game that is second on my list of “games I hate and wish we didn`t have to play”, with only Tottenham away above them on the list.

Everything about this match is hideous. The “football”, the stadium, the opposition support, their players, their fans, and most of all ? their baseball capped slaphead manager.

Make no mistake, I`m not looking forward to this game. No doubt this is some kind of weird credit towards Stoke and they probably take great pride in the disdain Arsenal fans hold for them on their team, however our record against Stoke isn`t “that” bad.

With the match only a little over half an hour away let`s see which players may come back to London injured later today.

Arsenal team v Stoke: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Santos, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Djourou, Coquelin