Arsenal v Stoke City: Latest team news UPDATED

Wojciech Szczesny could continue in goal for Arsenal against Stoke tomorrow if Lukasz Fabianski fails to recover from a hip problem.

The Gunners have no fresh injury concerns following Monday's 1-0 defeat at Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United, but striker

Nicklas Bendtner is likely to miss the match at Emirates Stadium as he awaits the birth of his child.

Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott are all pressing for a start after coming off the bench at Old Trafford, but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia will be out for at least another three weeks after he suffered an ankle injury.

Midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) is back in full training, while centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) could return in January.

Team (from) Szczesny, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Nasri, Fabregas, Wilshere, Song, Walcott, van Persie, Fabianski, Chamakh, Arshavin, Vela, Rosicky, Djourou, Denilson.


Jon Walters is Stoke manager Tony Pulis' only doubt ahead of his side's Barclays Premier League match with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow.

Walters missed training in the first half of the week with flu, and only took part in gym work yesterday to assess his fitness, with a late decision to be made on whether he will travel.

If passed fit he is certain to figure in some capacity for a Stoke side looking to atone for last Saturday's disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Blackpool.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Wilson, Etherington, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Tuncay, Delap, Diao, Sorensen.

Carlos Corberan.

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