• Jese Rodriguez scored on his debut a minute into the second half to seal win.
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Full-time: Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal


A chance for Arsneal to snatch an equaliser! Bellerin's ball comes in from the right and Shawcross misses it but Giroud sends his header across goal just wide of Butland's far post.


Mustafi provides one of the worst crosses I've ever seen, slicing it straight into the crowd. To be fair to him, he seems to be playing as a right winger at the moment, not a usual role for the big German centre-half.


Five minutes of stoppage time added on here.


Arsenal are running out of time here. Zouma, who has been a colossus all evening makes another clearance before Giroud is penalised in the Stoke box. That gives Mark Hughes the chance to make his final change with Bruno Martins Indi on for the injured Pieters.


Pieters is down after a crunching challenge from Mustafi and Stoke fans and players howl for Arsenal to kick the ball out of play. They have no intention of doing that again, and play on before a wayward through ball ushers a break in play for the defender to get some treatment.

Jese Rodriguez

This is the moment Stoke took their lead through new signing Jese Rodriguez.


10 minutes left for Stoke to salvage something here.


Xhaka is also off with Alex Iwobi coming on for the midfielder.


Arsenal are still cranking up the pressure and Arsene Wenger is going to make another change with Theo Walcott on for Lacazette.


Lacazette hammers into the top corner, but the offside flag is up! Giroud flicks Welbeck's pass into the path of the Frenchman in another neat move but it won't count; an incorrect decision judging by the replay. Lacazette was onside.


Jese is coming off,; the new signing gets a huge ovation as he comes off with Ramadan Sobhi onto replace him.


Here's that change we expected, on comes Olivier Giroud to replace Kolasinac.


Cech denies Berahino! Stoke fly forward on the counter with Jese waiting for the right moment to swing his cross in. Berahino darts across his marker to meet the ball with a downwards header, but Cech palms it over the bar.


Aaand another one. Kolasinac races down the right and finds Ramsey's run into the box but the Welshman's toe-poked effort is again straight at Butland. Surely it won't be long before we see Olivier Giroud if this is the standard of finishing on show.


Another chance goes begging. A cross comes in for Welbeck who has plenty of room but he mistimes his jump horrifically, with the ball bouncing off his shoulder and well over the bar.


Arsenal are mouninting pressure here. Rasmey drives forward again and slides a ball though for the onrushing Bellerin. He opens his body up and tries to place his shot but Butland gets down to it. He spills the ball and for a split second there is a chance for Welbeck to pounce but Stoke manage to clear.


Great goalkeeping again from Butland. Ramsey frees Oxlade-Chamberlain down the inside right and he hangs up an inviting cross that Welbeck is close to reaching, only for the Stoke goalkeeper to get there first.


Welbeck does brilliantly out on the left to win the ball, sending Diouf flying with a beast of a shoulder barge, but he can't produce a telling cross with Butland coming out to collect.


Superb goal from Stoke! The man Mark Hughes described as an "elite player" following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain has got his Premier League career of to a perfect star. Jese starts the move, feeding the ball into Berahino before making a superb darting run into the box. Berahino times his return pass perfectly, feeding the ball directly into his path and the Spaniard finds the perfect finish from a tight angle, firing across goal into the far corner out of Cech's reach.


Goal! Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal (Jese Rodriguez, 46)


And we are back underway for the second half.


Half-time: Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal


It's a decent delivery from the former Manchester United man but Cech is out to punch it to safety. Stoke recycle the ball, launching it into the box but again the goalkeeper is out to confidently take it out of the air.