Stoke Vs. Arsenal: Lineups

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on August 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Lukas Podolski, Santiago Cazorla, and Olivier Giroud all start for Arsenal as they take on Stoke.

Arsenal have handed a start to three of their summer signings, Lukas Podolski, Santiago Cazorla, and Olivier Giroud as they look to overcome Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in their first away game of the season.

The Gunners, however, will be hampered by a string of injuries to key players, including Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, and Bakary Sagna.

Stoke's team has a familiar look, but new signing Michael Kightly, who enjoyed a goalscoring debut, earns a start for the Potters, while Geoff Cameron also starts in midfield.

Stoke: (4-4-2): Asmir Begovic, Andy Wilkinson, Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth, Marc Wilson, Michael Kightly, Geoff Cameron, Glenn Whelan, Jermaine Pennant, Peter Crouch, Jonathan Walters Bench: Thomas Sorensen, Wilson Palacios, Kenwyne Jones, Matthew Upson, Rory Delap, Ryan Shotton, Cameron Jerome.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Vito Mannone, Carl Jenkinson, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Gervinho, Santiago Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud. Bench: Damian Martinez, Andre Santos, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Johan Djourou, Francis Coquelin.

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