LONDON -- Three points on Arsenal's 3-1 win over Stoke as a forced substitution saw Hector Bellerin arrive and change the game against Stoke.
1. Arsenal winning when subpar
For all Arsenal's problems away at Stoke, they've now won all nine matches against the Potters at the Emirates. Although they went behind to Charlie Adam's penalty, the Gunners took control in the second half and go top by virtue of goals scored.
The penalty incident itself was peculiar. Granit Xhaka stormed into a clumsy tackle,...
Arsenal recovered from going behind to a Charlie Adam penalty to beat Stoke City 3-1, moving to the top of the table in the process.
A goal from Theo Walcott just before half time brought the Gunners back into the game and they dominated in the second half. Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi both found the net to give Arsenal the two-goal margin they needed to leapfrog Chelsea and take top spot.
Arsenal's last two wins have been emphatic, scoring nine goals in total away from home, and in turn they've given Arsene Wenger a problem.
The Frenchman made six changes from the team that beat West Ham 5-1 for the midweek game against FC Basel in the Champions League. The Gunners showcased the fact this is a squad with some real depth by swatting aside the Swiss champions 4-1.
So successful rotation has given Wenger the "problem" most managers would like to have: a surplus of good players. With...
Arsenal fans are hoping to convince Alexis Sanchez to stay at Arsenal -- by creating a banner for his dogs at the Emirates.
The star striker's love for his two golden retrievers, Atom and Humber, has taken on a life of its own on social media as Sanchez has a habit of posting videos and photos of them on his Instagram account.
And since Arsenal have yet to table a contract offer good enough to convince the Chilean to commit his long-term future to the club, one supporter group is trying to appeal...