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Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson (groin) will miss the game.

The 27-year-old, substituted after 33 minutes at Newcastle last week, is also doubtful for Tuesday’s meeting with Everton but could be back for the final two games of the campaign.

Winger Jermaine Pennant is back in contention after a virus but is unlikely to start.

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby will be assessed ahead of the game after suffering from a virus.

Czech international Tomas Rosicky has shrugged off a similar illness, while on-loan Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun comes back in after being ineligible to play against his parent club last weekend.

Winger Theo Walcott (hamstring) may feature before the end of the season but Mikel Arteta (ankle) is out along with Jack Wilshere (ankle) and German centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle).

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Shotton, Wilson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Fuller.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Gervinho, Song, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Diaby, van Persie, Fabianski, Coquelin, Djourou, Chamakh, Benayoun, Santos, Jenkinson.

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