Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal: Jese sinks misfiring Gunners

Talking tactics Why a back three doesn't fix Arsenal's problems

Talking tactics Why a back three doesn't fix Arsenal's problems

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes described goal-scoring debutant Jese Rodriguez as an "elite" player and "game-changer", who will only get better as he adapts to the Premier League.

The livewire Spaniard, signed on loan from Paris St Germain in midweek, started and finished the decisive move 90 seconds after halftime, slotting home expertly after a sharp link up with substitute Saido Berahino.

The finish is clinical.

Arsenal face Stoke City this weekend as they look to maintain their 100% Premier League record.

Alexandre Lacazette is vying to become the first player to score in his first two Premier League appearances for Arsenal. We gave them a cheap goal.

Stoke City host Arsenal at the Britannia stadium today, kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT).

Arsene Wenger's team had been guilty of that old problem of seeking the ideal goal.

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Stoke's goal drew a response from Arsenal, with Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross drawing an unsuccessful handball appeal against Kurt Zouma.

It is time for the "Wenger Out" chorus to start up again? The best opportunity came through Stoke's Ryan Shawcross, with his free header going wide and over.

Butland was unconvincing as he saved from Hector Bellerin, shortly before Welbeck sent a looping header over in space.

Replays suggested it was part of Lacazette's boot that had strayed offside when the ball was played to him and he then fired in.

But Stoke nearly put the result beyond doubt on the break, Berahino's header from Erik Pieters' left-wing cross impressively saved by Cech's outstretched hand.

Jese spent nine seasons at the Bernabeu, scoring 12 goals in 62 league appearances, a lot of them as a substitute, and was part of the Champions League-winning squads of both 2014 and 2016. Winger on both sides, central midfielder, even off the striker: Wenger has used him all over the show since his 2011 arrival.

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