Getting off to a good start this season is an imperative for Arsenal. For a while last week we wondered
Ah, the things you learn when you research an opponent. When preparing for Arsenal v Stoke City, I came across
Arsenal dominated Stoke Saturday but had to wait until Olivier Giroud’s 85th minute header to secure a 2-0 home win.
Oh thank the lord it is back. The Premier League and in particular our beloved Arsenal return to the pitch
Stoke visited the Emirates in a game which marked the home debut of Mesut Ozil. While there was a buzz about Ozil, all eyes were on in-form Aaron Ramsey as many felt a strong showing by Ramsey would in many ways bring his return from injury full circle.
“What we have learnt in the last two years, all of us, is that every single game is a battle where you need to be at your best if you want to win it.” – Arsene Wenger from his pre-match press conference.
First, let me apologize for the lateness in the release of this match preview. As it is, this is the match preview that almost wasn’t. For the pasty 48 hours I’ve been dealing with a computer that kept spitting out BSOD warnings every time I started it up. Finally, last night I got new box and got all my software installed and could finally get started on what really matters – preparing for the EPL tie between Arsenal and Rugby FC, aka Stoke City.
It’s a classic tale really. A tale of substance versus style. Beauty versus brawn – oh hell why be coy – it’s Arsenal versus Stoke City. I don’t think I need to clarify who is who.