Jesé Rodríguez scores on Stoke City debut against Arsenal

Jesé Rodríguez scores on Stoke City debut against Arsenal

Hughes, fresh from seeing Jese bag Saturday's victor on debut against Arsenal, says it's important such targets know he's the one picking the team because he can then back up his promises to them.

Despite Arsenal's defeat, Wenger insisted he had no plans to re-enter the transfer market ahead of the August 31st deadline, as he insisted he would only sell players in the next few days.

"We have 33, that's too many".

Quoted by the Mirror, Wenger said: "Let's not go overboard".

Need I say this, a petition should be raised against Andre Marriner, not to ref any of our premier league games, like made had a shocker, making question who awarded him his refereeing license. "He was out with a muscular strain and hopefully he will survive the tests first before he comes back".

It was a painful return to north London for Arsenal, made even worse by Stoke's local police force hitting a zinger on social media.

Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal's top goalscorer last season.

Arsene Wenger as usual found reason to blame the match officials for The Gunners defeat at Stoke but he picked the wrong incident to focus on. "I was not convinced by our central defence today". "I believe we had many, many chances and personally I don't think he deserves [criticism]".

Eventually he ran out of steam - unsurprising after being left out of PSG's pre-season plans - and received a standing ovation when he was replaced after 70 minutes.

"We know in this kind of game it's important not to make a mistake but straight after half-time we were too sluggish on defending and we paid for it". Look at the statistics and that is it. Penalties - we had past year the highest number of penalties against us at home by a mile and the lowest number for us.

They had conceded three goals the previous week to Leicester, but managed to overcome the Foxes and win 4-3. The Potters weren't great, and struggled to create chances, but were relatively solid defensively.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.