Four Reasons Fragile Arsenal Will Struggle Against Stoke City

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Arsenal have struggled against the Potters in recent seasons, and that trend looks set to continues tomorrow.

Arsenal beat a dogged Southampton side thanks to a last minute Alexis Sanchez goal on Wednesday, and they face another tough test on Saturday against Stoke City.

The Gunners have now won three games in a row, but that run is slightly deceptive, and Arsenal will face three major obstacles if they are to overcome Stoke.

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Size mismatch

The most obvious mismatch between the teams is physical. Stoke are the tallest team in the Premier League; and Arsenal the smallest. Mark Hughes has reduced the directness of passing that Stoke were known for under Tony Pulis, but his side are still tall and strong, while Arsenal’s technicians are much smaller.

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