Jesé Rodriguez’s single strike in the 47th minute was the difference between Stoke and Arsenal in a remarkably engaging 1-0 game up at the Potteries.
Stoke City v Arsenal
TV: BT Sports 1
Arsenal will travel to the bet365 stadium this Saturday, taking on Mark Hughes’ Stoke City. After dramatically edging past Leicester City in their season opener; and after falling behind twice, the Gunners will be looking to win their first two Premier League games for the first time in seven seasons.
“For many years now the one position England have not struggled with is world-class midfield players – Scholes, and then more recently Lampard and Gerrard and now I see Wilshere as the future of English football, that is why it is so important they keep him fit.”. These words were not uttered by a deluded Arsenal fan but by the legendary midfield maestro that is Xavi.
The longest three months of the year are over. Wenger in, Wenger out? A 7-goal thriller on the opening night under the bright lights of the Emirates, the Premier League is well and truly back.
The Premier League returns on Friday night at the Emirates Stadium, kicking off with Arsenal against Leicester City in a highly anticipated opening fixture for the 2017/18 season.
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Midfield players hampered by long-term injuries have been no rarity at Arsenal in recent years. Players such as Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky were unable to fulfill their true, maximum potential at Arsenal as recurring long-term injuries continuously held them back. Even Jack Wilshere, the Wunderkind who was dubbed the future captain of England by former boss Fabio Capello has been plagued by injuries year after year.