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  • Date:22 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:50,002
  • Ramsey (4) Mertesacker (35)
    Sagna (71) Sagna (71)
    Sagna (71)
  • Cameron (25)
    Cameron (25)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:00 +4.00

Shot by Olivier Giroud missed to the left of goal.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

92:51 +2.51

Aaron Ramsey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic parries the effort to safety.

92:24 +2.24

Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.

92:03 +2.03

Unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick.

90:25 +0.25

Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Stephen Ireland results in a free kick.

89:16

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

88:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacho Monreal on Geoff Cameron.

88:04

The ball is swung over by Ryo Miyaichi.

87:02

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

86:34

A cross is delivered by Geoff Cameron.

84:24

Marc Wilson produces a cross.

82:20

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

82:19

Marc Wilson crosses the ball.

79:42

Mikel Arteta replaces Mesut Ozil.

78:01

Foul by Per Mertesacker on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded.

77:30

Foul by Jonathan Walters on Aaron Ramsey, free kick awarded.

76:44

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

75:52

Ryo Miyaichi makes a clearance.

74:40

Jermaine Pennant comes on in place of Kenwyne Jones.

73:38

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.

72:19

Nacho Monreal joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Wilshere.

72:04

Ryo Miyaichi on for Serge Gnabry.

71:09

Mesut Ozil delivers the ball. Free kick taken by Mesut Ozil. Bacary Sagna grabs a goal with a headed effort. Arsenal 3-1 Stoke.Mesut Ozil provided the assist for the goal.

70:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Jack Wilshere.

68:56

Corner taken by Stephen Ireland.

67:43

The ball is swung over by Steven Nzonzi.

66:39

Wilson Palacios is brought on as a substitute for Erik Pieters.

64:26

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

63:58

The referee blows for offside.

63:27

Header by Ryan Shawcross goes to the left of the goal.

62:56

Marc Wilson takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

62:25

Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Asmir Begovic catches the ball.

62:22

Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

59:24

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

58:56

Erik Pieters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry.

58:36

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Stephen Ireland coming on for Charlie Adam.

56:42

Shot by Olivier Giroud cleared the net.

55:54

Free kick taken by Mesut Ozil.

55:07

Marc Wilson challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:06

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

52:20

Shot by Olivier Giroud. Asmir Begovic parries the ball away.

51:38

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam.

50:38

Centre by Erik Pieters.

48:40

Serge Gnabry takes a shot. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

46:44 +1.44

Robert Huth challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46:01 +1.01

Olivier Giroud takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Robert Huth gets a block in.

42:24

Serge Gnabry sends in a cross.

41:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry by Erik Pieters.

40:35

The referee blows for offside against Olivier Giroud.

39:59

Serge Gnabry has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

34:24

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

33:51

Unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick.

32:30

Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

31:36

Per Mertesacker has a headed effort at goal. Erik Pieters gets a block in.

31:09

Jack Wilshere takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Erik Pieters.

30:10

The ball is swung over by Charlie Adam.

29:46

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

29:40

Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

27:55

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.

25:28

Geoff Cameron scores a left footed goal. Arsenal 1-1 Stoke.

25:26

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot and bounces off the post.

23:48

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

22:56

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

22:18

Serge Gnabry makes a clearance.

21:26

Foul by Bacary Sagna on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded.

19:04

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

15:09

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Wilson.

13:39

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

12:35

Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

12:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Nzonzi on Jack Wilshere.

10:31

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam.

9:37

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs.

8:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Gibbs on Jonathan Walters.

7:57

Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

7:40

Geoff Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Mesut Ozil.

4:23

Aaron Ramsey grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Arsenal 1-0 Stoke.

4:21

Mesut Ozil produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Parried by Asmir Begovic back into danger.

3:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Charlie Adam.

1:20

Mathieu Flamini restarts play with the free kick.

1:19

Mesut Ozil takes the free kick.

1:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on Olivier Giroud.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Wenger looks for home comforts Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to translate their brilliant away form into making the Emirates Stadium a fortress - starting with Sunday's visit of Stoke. The Gunners secured a club-record 10th successive away victory when they beat Marseille 2-1 in the first Champions League group match on Wednesday night. Although the Emirates Stadium was rocking as Arsenal defeated north London rivals Tottenham 1-0 before the international break, the bitter disappointment of an opening-day 3-1 reverse to Aston Villa still remains fresh in the memory. As the Gunners prepare for a first home match since the B#43million club-record signing of Mesut Ozil, Wenger feels his side can start to consolidate a position of strength at Ashburton Grove. "If you look at the numbers, away from home, we have been remarkably consistent. At home we want of course to create the same consistency," he said. "I believe we have a chance (to challenge for the title) and what is most important is that my full energy is to make sure we grab that chance. "It is too early to say who will be in the fight, who will not be in the fight. You are a bit cautious because these days you are very quickly in a crisis - one bad result and everyone questions your potential to be in there, so let's be consistent." Stoke were also beaten on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League campaign, losing 1-0 at Liverpool. However, Mark Hughes' new-look Potters have responded well, securing two wins and a goalless draw at home with Manchester City last weekend as well as progressing in the Capital One Cup. Wenger was never a big fan of the tactics Stoke often deployed to great success by former boss Tony Pulis. The Arsenal boss, however, feels Hughes - back in the Premier League after being sacked by QPR in November 2012 - has done well to oversee a smooth transition. "It is always difficult to change the style of a team because you are judged immediately on the results. They look to have adapted remarkably quickly," Wenger said. "For me it shows as well that Stoke have good players. When they are capable to adapt, it is always a sign of quality." Wenger, though, maintains his men must be ready for whatever is thrown at them on Sunday. "In the Premier League I believe all the top teams today are very, very focused in every single game," he said. "What we have learnt in the last two years, all of us, is that every single game is a battle where you need to be at your best if you want to win it." Theo Walcott scored his first goal of the new season with a fine volley against Marseille. The England forward could already have been up and running with the amount of chances which have come his way, particularly at Sunderland last weekend. Wenger, though, was never concerned, so long as Walcott continued to do the right things. "I would have been worried if he didn't create any chance," he said. "The players always need that and the fact that he scored certainly will get that out of the way and [he] will be scoring regularly because he created many chances recently. "That is really in cycles, the finishing, and is the same for everybody." Arsenal could have midfielder Mikel Arteta back in the squad for the first time this season as he recovers from a thigh problem. Santi Cazorla, though, remains sidelined with his ankle injury, as does Tomas Rosicky (thigh). Stoke boss Hughes believes his side are ready for Arsenal after exceeding his expectations so far this season. The Potters have made an encouraging start to life under Hughes, not only enjoying good results but earning praise for their attractive play. Hughes said: "You can't question the quality and ability of Arsenal - they are playing well and winning games. "We are playing exceptionally well too, and in my opinion it is as good a time as any to go down there and play them. "In terms of how we are playing it is probably better than I thought they were possibly capable of. "The exciting thing for me is that I feel there is more to come. "Everything they have been asked they have come up with answers so far, and long may that continue. "We are playing some good stuff and creating a lot of chances. "We played really well last week and we deserved to win. Manchester City weren't at their best, but that was perhaps a consequence of coming up against ourselves, who put in a fantastic display." Midfielder Charlie Adam has been Stoke's only fitness concern with a gashed leg but he is expected to be fit.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 451Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Emiliano Viviano
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Ryo Miyaichi
  • Nicklas Bendtner

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LWWD

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 02/02/2013
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 26/08/2012
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 28/04/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 23/10/2011
  • Stoke
  • 3 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 08/05/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 23/02/2011

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 4
  • L Podolski 2
  • A Ramsey 2

Stoke

  • J Pennant 1
  • C Adam 1
  • R Shawcross 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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