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Arsenal vs. Stoke: 9 Things the Gunners Must Get Right to Win at the Emirates

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Arsenal vs. Stoke: 9 Things the Gunners Must Get Right to Win at the Emirates
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Arsenal are finally showing signs of improvement after a torrid, embarrassing start to 2011/2012. The Gunners recently dispatched Sunderland thanks to Robin van Persie's brilliance, and an injury time winner from Aaron Ramsey saw Arsene Wenger's men defeat French giants Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in the UEFA Champions League.

The North London giants are finally beginning to show more fluidity and confidence in their attack, whilst the previously fragile and injury decimated defensive line is showing signs of adaptability. However, Arsenal face a tough task against Stoke City this weekend at the Emirates.

The Potters have become somewhat of a bogey team for the Gunners since gaining Premier League status in 2008. Tony Pulis's men have twice defeated Arsenal in the Premier League, with Stoke's physical, tough approach having a tendency to restrict and frustrate the young Gunners.

However, Arsenal simply cannot afford anymore slip-ups in their campaign, Arsene Wenger's men only boast three victories from eight appearances in the EPL. Their rally to achieve a top four finish is still a considerable distance away, therefore it is vital the Gunners overcome opposition like Stoke City.

Bleacher Report establishes 10 things the Gunners need to get right at the Emirates on Sunday.

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