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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.

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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, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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