Tag: Stoke City

Stoke v Arsenal: Tailor-made for Giroud

After a promising yet disappointing opening day performance which yielded only a point against Sunderland, it’s been a wobbly week for the Arsenal. Alex Song left for Barcelona, Nuri Sahin was hi-jacked by Liverpool and Robin van Persie opened his Manchester United account against over Fulham. Frankly I’d like to give all three of them […]

Gervinho’s enormous brain head

I’m in a loopy mood after a crazy Sunday of football, so don’t be surprised if that comes across in the rest of the post. Just look at the headline, for goodness sakes. First things first, let’s talk about our game. A 3-1 win against Stoke, our sixth home win in a row and we’re […]

Arsenal 1-0 Stoke: When winning is losing

When Jermaine Pennant lined up his last-minute free-kick last night I was extremely worried. The result seemed to hinge on the result of this moment, our good defending and another league sheet counting for nothing if the ex-Arsenal ex-con slipped his shot into the back of the net. At that moment our early domination seemed […]

Chamakh or Bendtner is manager’s only dilemma

The talking point going into tonight’s game with Stoke are injuries to Robin “157 goals in 5 games” van Persie and Laurent “I win every tackle I attempt” Koscielny. Their exclusion leaves Arsene Wenger with a couple of interesting changes to make. Sebastien Squillaci will undoubtedly continue alongside the returning Johan Djourou, while one of […]