Arsenal continues to struggle without Alexis Sanchez, losing to Stoke City, although one can argue that a goal from Lacazette which should have been an equalizer for Arsenal was ruled out for offside. But Arsenal should be scoring more goals than they are doing at the moment, it could be that the morale is low in the dressing room. Wenger also feels that his team should have been awarded a penalty kick during the first half when Hector Bellerin was brought down with a careless challenge from Mame Biram Diouf.
Former Real Madrid winger Jesé Rodriguez first appearance-goal for Stoke was enough to put the Home team in charge of the match. He scored just 90 seconds into the second half. Arsenal dominated the second half with nearly 80% possession but Stoke defense was resolute and frustrated Arsenal for the rest of the match.