Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended calling rivals Stoke City ‘old fashioned’.

It is no secret that Arsenal are not particularly of fond of playing against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium and the Gunners’ record of having claimed only one victory in their last ten visits to the venue serves as a testament to this fact.

In addition to their poor record at the Britannia, a rivalry has brewed between the two sets of fans following the horror challenge from Ryan Shawcross which broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg back in 2010 and there is certainly a lot of hostility between Arsenal and Stoke at the moment.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that Hector Bellerin could well be in contention to feature in the clash against Stoke City this weekend.

Arsenal prepare to square off against Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and one can be sure that the Gunners will be desperate to claim all three points from the encounter in order to continue their title pursuit.

Arsenal are in fine form at the moment and with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil firing on all cylinders, it is widely expected that the Premier League giants will be able to see off Stoke on the weekend, although the Potters themselves are in fine form.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Ajax manager Peter Bosz has gone on to hint that star attacker Riechedly Bazoer is set to leave the Amsterdam Arena during the January transfer window.

It is no secret that Arsenal are constantly on the lookout to sign talented young players around the world and recently, there have been claims that the Gunners are currently eyeing up a swoop for Ajax youngster Riechedly Bazoer.

Bazoer is an extremely talented young player who has established himself as a key figure in the Ajax side since breaking into the first team back in 2013 and the young man has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years.

Lothar Matthaus has urged interested clubs such as Arsenal to steer clear of signing Julian Draxler due to his weak character.

Arsenal have been long time admirers of Julian Draxler and the Gunners most certainly stand a great chance of securing the services of the German international during the upcoming January transfer window.

Draxler has made it clear in no uncertain terms that he wants to leave Wolfsburg as soon as possible and having denied the midfielder a chance to move over the summer, club chief Klaus Allofs has now admitted that he will be looking to offload the unhappy star in January.

In an interview with Reviersport, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he is a big fan of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

Mesut Ozil may not be everyone’s cup of tea but few can argue with the fact that the German international is one of the best playmakers in modern football.

The World Cup winner has enjoyed a wonderful career so far with the likes of Werder Bremen and Real Madrid, and the Arsenal attacker is currently one of the true superstars of the Premier League at the moment.