Michael Kightly scored in the first half for the Potters, but a late penalty from Reading striker Adam le Fondre salvaged one point for the newly promoted side.
The next match for Arsenal will see them traveling to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke, which is by no means an easy match.
That said, it is a very winnable match: not at all beyond their reach. However, there not only have to be changes from what happened last week, but also there are some crucial elements specific to Stoke which Arsenal must be prepared for.
Here are five keys for Arsenal to beat Stoke.