International break is finally over, and long wait for club football to start is just around the weekend.
When & Where?
Arsenal host Stoke City at Emirates Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 1.30 p.m GST on Sunday, April 1.
Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Richard West
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
For the host, Alexandre Lacazette returned to training after under going minor knee surgery but he remains a doubt for the game.
Aaron Ramsey is expected to return this weekend. Jack Wilshere was out of action with a knee problem which forced him to miss International friendlies but could recover in time to play for Sunday’s match against Stoke City.
The Potters have no new injury concerns heading into the fixture. Charlie Adam serves his first of his three-match ban. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Geoff Cameron and Lee Grant remain out.
Last 6 (all competition)
Arsenal: W W W L L L
Stoke City: L L D D D L
Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi; Aubameyang
Stoke City starting XI: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis; Ndiaye, Allen, Jese; Shaqiri, Berahino, Sobhi