Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal Highlights
Arsenal fell four points behind leaders Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title after Jonathan Walters’s penalty earned Stoke City victory.
Walters held his nerve after Laurent Koscielny was adjudged to have handled inside his area by referee Mike Jones.
Arsenal were poor, with substitute Yaya Sanogo wasting a great chance to equalise deep in stoppage time.
Charlie Adam was fortunate not to be sent off for treading on Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud before Walters’s goal.
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Venue: Britannia Stadium
Date: Saturday, 1 March, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Arsenal have only won once in their last seven visits to the Britannia Stadium in all competitions. That was a 3-1 victory in February 2010.
They have only won once in their last 10 league matches – a 2-1 victory at home to Manchester United on 1 February.
Stoke have gone 14 matches without keeping a clean sheet in all competitions – conceding 26 goals in that period.
Mark Hughes’ side have scored in each of their last six league matches at home, with 12 goals in total. They have only lost one of those matches (W3, D2, L1).
As manager of QPR, Fulham, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers, Hughes is unbeaten in his last five home league matches against Arsenal.
They have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League (360) and picked up the most cards (58 yellows, three reds).
Only Tottenham (29) have earned more points away from home than Arsenal (26) this season, but Spurs have played a game more.
Arsenal have lost one of their last 11 matches in the Premier League – a 5-1 defeat away to Liverpool on 2 February.
They have the best record in the league when facing opposition in the bottom half of the table – winning 13 of their 15 matches.
Arsene Wenger’s side have gone on to win all 11 league games in which they have been leading at half-time. That’s the best record in the division.
Mesut Ozil has created more chances for team-mates (73) than any other player in the top five European leagues this season.