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.
Everton opened their 2017/18 Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City. at Goodison Park.
Following another vintage mid-table performance this season, Stoke enter the Summer off-season knowing that keeping the core of the squad together will be instrumental to success in the transfer window and their ambitions to break into the top-10. Already, much speculation has surrounded the future of Stoke’s two stand out performers of the recent past – Xherdan Shaqiri and Jack Butland.
Arsenal visit the Potteries in the Saturday tea-time fixture for a clash that has begun to haunt the nightmares of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans alike.
Mark Hughes will be disappointed that his Stoke team did not leave the Vitality Stadium with more than a point today after their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth in which he watched his team waste a score of good opportunities.