Arsenal will travel to the bet365 stadium to take on Stoke City on Saturday (13 May) with the Gunners desperate for a win to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.20pm BST.


Stoke City welcome Arsenal for their final home game of the season and will be keen to continue their recent dominance over the Gunners at their home ground. Stoke supporters treat the game against Arsene Wenger's side like a derby and are certain to be behind their team to continue their six game unbeaten streak (L3, D3).

Mark Hughes' side have a good chance of finishing the season in the top half of the table if they win both their games, and he is certain that Arsenal being the opponents will give his side added motivation on Saturday.

The former Manchester City boss has no new injury concerns apart from long-term absentees Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland. Saido Berahino will be pushing for a start, but is likely to miss out to Mame Biram Diouf, who scored in their last outing against Bournemouth.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be available for Arsenal's trip to Stoke after picking up a hamstring injury against Southampton on Wednesday (10 May) Reuters

Arsenal, meanwhile, have to get the three points if they are to keep their hopes of finishing in the top of the Premier League alive. Arsene Wenger's side are currently in fifth place three points behind City who occupy the fourth spot. Liverpool are in third with seven points ahead of Arsenal. The Gunners however, have played two games less than the Reds but need the teams above them to drop points to have a genuine chance.

Wenger has managed to arrest the recent slump his team were under and they have now recorded three wins in their last four Premier League games. Stoke however is not a happy hunting ground for Arsenal with the last Premier League win at the Potters home stadium coming in 2010.

The Gunners will be without the in-form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who picked up a minor hamstring injury during their midweek win over Southampton and vice-captain Laurent Koscielny is also a doubt after picking up a calf injury during the win over Manchester United.

March Stat: The Gunners came from behind to beat Stoke 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in December - it was a win that put Arsene Wenger's side top of the table.

What managers say

Mark Hughes: "I don't think it gets as personal as that. We just like to upset teams that maybe sometimes expect to win. Our record stands comparison to anybody against Arsenal. It is our last home game, our fans will be totally behind us and the fact that it is Arsenal will add to the mix, so I'm really looking forward to it," via Eurosport.

Arsene Wenger: Traditionally there is a fierce rivalry and they had always a very direct game against us. Overall, I must say as well that they have had good teams. Stoke are now regular participants in the Premier League for years, and that means that anybody who goes there is in trouble.

"We have to show character again. We know we have to play to win the games, so let's keep the focus on the way we want to play and on our team spirit," via BBC Sport.

Betting odds

  • Stoke City win: 19/5
  • Draw: 16/5
  • Arsenal win: 3/4

Team news

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