STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Geoff Cameron and Glen Whelan of Stoke City battles with Santi Cazorla of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at The Britannia Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
It's 0-0 at half time at the Britannia Stadium, where Arsenal have had the better of the game but haven't looked like scoring.
Arsenal have enjoyed the better of the first half at the Britannia Stadium in terms of possession, but have not been able to create any clear chances with their play.
Santiago Cazorla has been a bright spark for the Gunners, but has also been the only player to seriously test Asmir Begovic's goal, with a pair of strikes from the edge of the area the closest the North Londoners have come to breaking the deadlock, with Olivier Giroud largely snuffed out by the Stoke defence.
The game has not been entirely one-way traffic, however, with new Potters signing Michael Kightly producing a good save from Vito Mannone. Stoke have, as befits their reputation, mostly been restricted to aerial bombardment, with new signing Geoff Cameron appearing to have taken over from Rory Delap as the long-throw specialist, but a fine performance from Per Mertesacker has so far been able to deal with the threat posed by the USA international.