arsenal should win this one, purely because i'm an arsenal fan and i will personally castrate each and every single one of them players if they don't win. seriously though, i think stoke definitely have the capability to frustrate arsenal and their aerial prowess could cause some grief. however, gallas is out, and this is good news, as his defending in the air is highly suspect. if arsenal keep the ball on the ground, the in-form van persie and adebayor should be able to cause all sorts of trouble for stoke city. however, i think it might be tight, so i'll go for a straight win.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on arsenal to win @ 1.40 = $7.00