The Gunners are second in the league with just one point behind Chelsea and manager Arsene Wenger predicts that it will be a close title-race this season.
It will be an interesting battle between the two in-form sides. Stoke City are undefeated in nine of their last 10 league matches at home, where as the Gunners are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal will recall Mesut Ozil back for this tie. The Germany international was rested in the last match against Sunderland and is expected to start on Saturday.
However, the Gunners have few injury problems heading into this tie. Left-backs Gibbs and Nacho Monreal are doubtful but skipper Thomas Vermaelen could replace them.
Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere both sustained injury against Sunderland which Wenger described as “not too bad”. While Wilshere may miss out but expect Wenger to start with the french defender against Stoke.
Prediction: 1-2; Stoke have done very well at home this season but Arsenal with more quality should earn three points from the match.