Stoke City v Arsenal Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 2

Stoke City v Arsenal Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 2

Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez again as he continues his recovery from an abdominal injury but Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker and Francis Coquelin should all be available after missing the win over Leicester. The Gunners back line with left backs Sead Kolašinac and Nacho Monreal at CB struggled to clear the crosses.

Mark Hughes has insisted that he is happy with Stoke City's transfer business this summer but has not ruled out signing further players before the window shuts.

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From then onwards, Stoke instead opted to sit deep and invite pressure from the visitors and it only led to a succession of chances for Arsene Wenger's side. Wenger hasn't been playing this formation for too long, and these last two weeks leaves big questions about its future.

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It goes without saying that Arsenal are missing one of their best players. VAR can not come soon enough. Fans are believing Alexandre Lacazette will once more find his way to the net. Still, hopes are on Arsenal as they are stronger and more professional team. It's unfortunate to have one goal taken away with an incorrect call. Danny Welbeck has had a couple of decent outings to start the season, but pairing Lacazette with Sanchez will make Arsenal that much more risky, and will also get the best out of Ozil. It's not the performance against other top sides, but games that Arsenal drop points against mediocre sides due to an inability to break though.

The wild first week of Premier League action wasn't quite replicated on Saturday, but there were still plenty of talking points from the sophomore weekend.

As the half wore on it looked as if there might be a danger of a similar outcome this time as Arsenal's pace and movement began to cause problems.