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The Arsenal Statto

Peter Crouch celebrates his goal against Manchester City

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10:52 1st February 2013

Impress your friends with these ten pre-match facts

CONFIDENT: Arsenal have won five and lost just one of their last eight Premier League games against Stoke (D2), with four of those wins coming at the four meetings they have had at Emirates Stadium.

DANGER MAN: Peter Crouch has scored seven Premier League goals against Arsenal; only against Blackburn (8) has he been more prolific.

CLEAN: There have been just six yellow cards shown in total across the four games between Arsenal and Stoke at the Emirates.

STRUGGLE: The Potters have won just one of their last 21 Premier League away games - this coming at West Bromwich Albion earlier this season (W1 D9 L11).

CONTRAST: Stoke have conceded 15 goals in their last five Premier League games. Prior to this they had conceded just 14 in 19 games.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Emirates Stadium has witnessed more goals than any other Premier League stadium this season (50).

LEAKY: Arsenal have made more errors leading directly to a goal than any other team in the Premier League (12).

FORM: French striker Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last three appearances for Arsenal (all competitions).

SECOND: If only the second half of games counted this season, then Arsenal would be second (46 points), two points behind Manchester City (48).

BLANKS: Stoke have drawn more games 0-0 than any other Premier League side this season (5).

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