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Arsenal v Stoke teams: Gunners make six changes, Bellerin fit, Stoke switch formation

Arsenal will face Stoke with the same line-up that started the 5-1 win at West Ham in their last Premier League game.

It means they have made six changes from the Champions League win at Basel in midweek, with hat-trick hero Lucas Perez being replaced by Theo Walcott.

Petr Cech returns in goal while Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal come in for Rob Holding and Kieran Gibbs.

Francis Coquelin displaces Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in for Alex Iwobi.

Hector Bellerin, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is among the substitutes.

Stoke have made one change, with Joe Allen replacing Jonathan Walters.

They have also switched formation, from 4-2-3-1 to 3-4-3.

Arsenal: Cech; Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez.
Subs: Ospina, Bellerin, Gibbs, Elneny, Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud.

Stoke: Grant; Johnson, Martins Indi, Muniesa; Diouf, Adam, Imbula, Pieters; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic.
Subs: Given, Ramadan Sobhi, Whelan, Ngoy, Bojan, Bony, Crouch.

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