When and where: The Premier League encounter kicks-off from the Britannia Stadium at 8.30 a.m. ET. Live coverage will be provided by the Fox Soccer Channel, with a delayed online stream available on FoxSoccer2Go.

Preview: After getting the season off to a disappointing start with a goalless draw at home to Sunderland, a trip to the Britannia Stadium is not exactly the most enticing prospect for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Playing arguably the Premier League's most physically imposing side in one of the most intimidating atmospheres, Arsenal have often struggled on their trips to Stoke. Since their return to the top flight four years ago there have been five meetings in all competitions at the Britannia Stadium with the home side winning three to Arsenal's solitary victory.

Another defeat on Sunday would already leave the Gunners playing catch-up to their rivals. If that fate is to be avoided then Arsenal will have to show a dramatic increase in the tempo of their passing after a lackluster performance against Sunderland.

Lukas Podolski struggled on his debut in a central striking role while fellow new signing Olivier Giroud missed a golden chance to snatch victory late on. There were more encouraging signs, though, from the third of the new recruits, Santi Cazorla. The Gunners will hope that the Spaniard can pull the strings to unlock Stoke's back line.

Arsenal's options could also be enhanced by the return from injury of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, however Laurent Koscielny is still thought to be a week away from a return.

For their part, Stoke will be without midfielder Dean Whitehead after his sending off in the opening-day draw with Reading. While Tony Pulis' side conceded a late equalizer there were encouraging signs, particularly from new signing Michael Kightly, who capped his debut with a first goal for the club.

Kightly is likely to keep his place on the right of midfield, although Jermaine Pennant could be back in contention after a thigh strain.

Stoke (probable)

G: Sorensen

D: Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson

M: Kightly, Palacios, Whelan, Etherington

F: Walters, Crouch

Arsenal (Probable)

G: Szczesny

D: Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs

M: Diaby, Arteta

Walcott, Cazorla, Gervinho

F: Podolski

Prediction: With Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen at the back, along with Abou Diaby in the midfield, Arsenal potentially have the physical presence to cope with what could well be an aerial assault from Stoke. The Potters home record may not be as impressive as reputation suggests, but still only five teams lost fewer games at home than Stoke last season.

Arsenal should show an improvement from their opening fixture but it may not quite be enough to claim all three points.

Stoke 1-1 Arsenal