Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs Arsenal Preview

When? Saturday 19th August, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Bet 365 Stadium

Where can I watch it? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal are undefeated in the last five encounters against Stoke. The last time Stoke recorded a victory over the Gunners was back in December 2014 when they ran out 3-2 winners at what was then called the Britannia Stadium.

That was the second of back-to-back home wins that Stoke earned over Arsenal in 2014, after also winning in March that year.

Mark Hughes and Arsene Wenger have faced off eight times when in charge of their respective clubs. Stoke have only come out on top twice, while also earning a home draw back in 2016. The other five matches have seen Arsenal come away with maximum points.

Prior to this clash there have been 18 Premier League meetings between the two - Stoke W4, Arsenal W11, D2.

Last season was one to forget for Mark Hughes in terms of head-to-head clashes with Arsenal, as the Gunners came out on top with an aggregate score of 7-2 following a 3-1 home win and 4-1 away win.

In the last five matches that Stoke have played against Arsenal they have conceded 12 goals, an average of 2.4 per goals against per game.

Both Alexis Sanchez and Oliver Giroud have scored three times during that run of five games.

There have been 105 previous encounters between these two clubs. Arsenal have won 56, Stoke have won 24, and there have been 25 draws.

On their way to the FA Cup final in 2010, Tony Pulis masterminded a memorable win over Arsenal in their fourth round clash. Stoke ran out 3-1 winners that day and Ricardo Fuller was the hero of the hour, with his brace sending Stoke well on their way to victory.