Arsenal go top as Ramsey scores again...and the defenders get in on the action

Arsenal 3 - 1 Stoke City

  • 5" Aaron Ramsey
  • 26" Geoff Cameron
  • 36" Per Mertesacker
  • 72" Bacary Sagna

Ref: Mike Dean
Attendance: 60,002

Arsenal Stadium Outside

Arsenal won 3-1 at home to Stoke City this afternoon, to go top of the Premier League table.

Goals from Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna gave Arsenal a 3-1 victory against Stoke City, and saw Arsene Wenger's side reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

A late change to the starting line-up saw teenager Serge Gnabry start in place of the injured Theo Walcott, and the young German looked comfortable before being replaced with 17 minutes remaining.

Ramsey put the Gunners ahead after just five minutes, scoring after Mesut Ozil's free-kick had been saved by Potters' 'keeper Asmir Begovic.  Ozil also played a significant part in his side's other goals, as his set-pieces were headed in by Mertesacker and Sagna after Geoff Cameron had briefly levelled for Mark Hughes' side.

Arsenal fans will also have been pleased to see Mikel Arteta return from injury, replacing the mercurial Ozil with 10 minutes to play

Statistics

Arsenal

Stoke City

Possession

50.4%
49.6%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Mikel Arteta
  • Ryo Miyaichi
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Emiliano Viviano
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Thomas Vermaelen

Stoke City

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Erik Pieters
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Wilson
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Steven N'Zonzi
  • Kenwyne Jones

Substitutes

  • Stephen Ireland
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Thomas Sørensen
  • Peter Crouch
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Glenn Whelan

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