Stoke City was long a bogey team for Arsenal after it was promoted to the Premier League in 2008. Its bullish, direct style contrasted dramatically—and effectively—with Arsenal’s silky football. As Stoke established itself in the top tier of English football and looked to play a more aesthetically pleasing style by signing former Barcelona and Real Madrid players, the results against Arsenal actually deteriorated.
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Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool are monitoring Riyad Mahrez's situation at Leicester City, after Serie A giants Roma failed in a third bid to sign the attacker. Leicester have proven they can be stubborn negotiators with the club reluctant to accept Roma's advances. According to the Daily Star, Roma have bid £32m for the Algeria international, so an offer from either Arsenal or Liverpool would have to exceed that amount. Despite Mahrez putting in a formal transfer request earlier this year, Leicester's second in command Michael Appleton has said the player's attitude has not changed: "He’s come in and he’s got on with it. The players have already mentioned he’s worked hard in training. I’ve