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Saturday 10 December 2016

Shaqiri would settle for home point against the Gunners

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri will be happy if his struggling team can eke out a draw when they take on sixth placed Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

Stoke have managed just two points from their first four league games and are currently languishing third from bottom in the league.

The Potters have never earned a point at the Emirates Stadium.

None of this, however, has dampened the optimism of Shaqiri, who featured in Switzerland's 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying loss to England on Tuesday.

"It will be a difficult game for us at Arsenal on Saturday, but it is one that we are looking forward to and one we are positive about," the 23-year-old said.

"It has been nice to link back up with my international teammates -- it came at a good time as I was able to see my friends and family back in Switzerland. I am ready to get back to action with Stoke City now though and hopefully pick up a positive result on Saturday."

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