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Carl Jenkinson misses Arsenal's match against Stoke with the knee problem he picked up against Marseille in the Champions League in midweek.

He will be out for a fortnight, as will Kieran Gibbs with an injury to his stomach muscles.

Thomas Vermaelen is back in full training and could be available in 10 days to two weeks, while Abou Diaby is also two weeks away from a return.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis will check on the condition of Jermaine Pennant ahead of the trip south.

Pennant has been experiencing some trouble with his hamstring and did not feature in the Potters' Europa League victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

Jonathan Woodgate also missed that game as he is not part of Pulis' European squad and will come back into contention if he is fit, while Danny Higginbotham - out since April with a knee injury - may be involved as well after playing for the reserves this week.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Song, Frimpong, Ramsey, Arteta, Gervinho, Van Persie, Walcott, Fabianski, Park, A Santos, Benayoun, Djourou, Rosicky, Arshavin, Chamakh, Squillaci.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Nash, Wilkinson, Shotton, Wilson, Higginbotham, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Woodgate, Diao, Arismendi, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Walters, Crouch, Palacios, Jerome, Jones.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  
C Palace v Leicester  
Hull City v Man City  
Man Utd v West Ham  
Southampton v QPR  
Sunderland v Swansea  
17:30
Arsenal v Tottenham  
Sunday, 28 September 2014
16:00
West Brom v Burnley  
Monday, 29 September 2014
20:00
Stoke v Newcastle  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 5 9 13
2 Southampton 5 6 10
3 A Villa 5 0 10
4 Arsenal 5 4 9
5 Swansea 5 2 9
6 Man City 5 3 8
7 Leicester 5 1 8
8 West Ham 5 1 7
9 Tottenham 5 1 7
10 Hull City 5 0 6
11 Liverpool 5 -1 6
12 Man Utd 5 1 5
13 Stoke 5 -1 5
14 Everton 5 -2 5
15 C Palace 5 -2 5
16 West Brom 5 -4 5
17 Sunderland 5 -1 4
18 QPR 5 -8 4
19 Burnley 5 -3 3
20 Newcastle 5 -6 3

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

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