PROLIFIC // Peter Crouch has scored seven Barclays Premier League goals against the Gunners; only against Blackburn (8) has he been more prolific.
SLOW START // Arsenal have only scored in the first half of three of their last 13 Barclays Premier League matches.
FORTRESS BRITANNIA // Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of the last 10 Barclays Premier League games against Stoke City, but won none of the last three trips to the Britannia Stadium (W0 D2 L1).
FORM // Peter Crouch has scored four goals his last six Premier League appearances at the Britannia Stadium.
DOMINANT // Only five teams in the Premier League have taken more points on home soil than Stoke have at the Britannia this season (21).
PLAYING AWAY // Only Tottenham (29) have earned more points away from home than Arsenal (26) this season.
CONTRAST // Stoke have scored the joint-fewest headed goals this season (2) while only Liverpool (11) have netted more headers than Arsenal (10).
AWAKE // Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal of a game more often than any other player in the Premier League this season (7).
ACCURATE // Arsenal have hit the target with 55.3% of their shots, a divisional high shooting accuracy.