Arsene has made a couple of changes for the match away at Stoke. Laurent Koscielny has been rested due to the ongoing achillies problem. Due to Monreal being out, Arsene's only option was to bring in Hector Bellerin and move Calum Chambers alongside big Per Mertesacker. I thought Danny Welbeck would be kept in this one due to his height but he is rested to the bench following a couple games where he hasn't been at his sharpest. So Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain keeps his place and Oliver Giroud starts as centre forward. Alexis Sanchez keeps his place in the team.

We have a rather youthful bench today which says a lot about our injury situation at the moment. Szczesny is also back on the bench allowing Martinez a chance to continue his very impressive form thus far.

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Szczesny, Koscielny, Maitland-Niles, Ajayi, Campbell, Podolski, Welbeck