Arsenal play host to Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 33 wins out of 43 previous matches.
The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was just over four years ago, in January 2005, the Gunners carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Stoke City||2 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 09 Jan||Arsenal||2-1||Stoke City||FAC|
|1996/1997||Wed 13 Nov||Arsenal||5 - 2||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Wed 23 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 1||Arsenal||LGEC|
|1989/1990||Sat 06 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
|1987/1988||Tue 17 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 0||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1984/1985||Sat 30 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 8 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Potters's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 69 points from their 37 games. Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 45 points from their 37 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Stoke City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win
|Arsenal||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Stoke City||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.