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Arsenal's indifferent start to the season could take a giant stride in the right direction ahead of their Champions League campaign with a victory over rivals Stoke.

• Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny to return from injury

• Danny Welbeck ruled out for six months

• Jack Wilshere suffers set-back in recovery from ankle injury

• Arsenal lie sixth in the Premier League table

• Winless Stoke down in the relegation zone in 18th

• Teams:

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Walcott.

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud

Stoke: Butland; Bardsley, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), van Ginkel; Diouf, Shaqiri, Arnautovic; Joselu

Subs: Given, Wollscheid, Wilson, Ireland, Sidwell, Bojan, Crouch

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Today's fixtures:

Everton v Chelsea - 12.45pm

Arsenal v Stoke - 3pm

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City - 3pm

Norwich v Bournemouth - 3pm

Watford v Swansea - 3pm

West Brom v Southampton - 3pm

Manchester United v Liverpool - 5.30pm