Arsenal vs. Stoke City – Premier League Match Preview
Arsenal have been in outstanding away form recently, securing their record setting 10th away win after defeating Marseille 2-1 in Champions League. Arsenal return to the Emirates tomorrow to face the Stoke City Orcs, a side boasting a bunch of barbaric, hideous “footballers” prone to rash tackles and horrible fouls.
With Mark Hughes leading the Orcs, idiotic media pundits are praising the side for playing with “character” and “skill.” Too bad that through the first four games, these Orcs have committed more fouls than when Pulis was cracking the whip last season.
Arsenal may have added difficulty breaking the Stoke backline, since it seems they place all but their striker in the defensive position and spend the entirety of the match attempting to tackle anything and everything but a football.
However, on the personnel side, we have a great opportunity to move the ball around and retain possession, especially with the massive news that Mikel Arteta has joined full training sessions once again, and may make his debut tomorrow at home. Flamini has made waves since his return, but Arsenal fans everywhere will rejoice when that perfect mop of hair once again graces the pitch, most likely ahead of the Frenchman. Flamini will certainly have a role to play, especially when depth is needed for other competitions.
Arteta’s excellent passing will surely complement Ozil’s exceptional movement off the ball, and we have seen the glory of his distribution instantly through his first few matches. Of course, Giroud has been superb up top and Jack Wilshere has quietly been a solid contributor, playing a key pass to Kieran Gibbs against Marseille midweek that resulted in Theo Walcott’s sublime volley. Theo had three great chances to score against Sunderland last week, and will hopefully get on the scoresheet against the Orcs.
However, the man of the hour will likely see the biggest ovation from the home supporters. Aaron Ramsey has quickly established that he has flourished and improved his play, and is in astonishing form for Arsenal. It will be a stark contrast to fans groaning over Ramsey’s play, as his finishing has been absolutely lethal. (Side note: Real Madrid got rid of their best playmaker and signed the wrong fucking Welshman, so it’s no wonder the buffoon Perez is still going on about selling Ozil.)
Look to our defense to really put in another solid performance (and hopefully we can avoid conceding a penalty) and for Arsenal to establish their supremacy at the top of the Premier League table, with Liverpool laughably losing to Southampton earlier today.