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Stoke manager Tony Pulis has no fresh injury concerns.

Dean Whitehead is serving a one-match ban after he was dismissed in last weekend's opening league game at Reading.

American summer signing Geoff Cameron is available and should begin training with his new side on Friday after he was cleared to enter the country on Thursday, while Jermaine Pennant could return to the squad after recovering from the thigh injury which kept him out from the game against the Royals.

Arsenal will assess goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has a minor rib problem.

England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle) is fit again, along with reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski (back).

However, defender Laurent Koscielny (calf) will again miss out, along with Tomas Rosicky (hamstring). Midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury as does defender Bacary Sagna (broken leg).

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Higginbotham, Wilkinson, Shotton, Wilson, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Sidibe, Ness, Kightly.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Diaby, Cazorla, Walcott, Arteta, Podolski, Gervinho, Fabianski, Arshavin, Ramsey, Giroud, Santos, Djourou, Coquelin.

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