Cape Town - Stoke
City manager Mark Hughes believes the Bet365 Stadium will be a fortress
for his team this season and will present Arsenal with a tough
The Gunners visit the Potteries on Saturday for a Premier League
clash and Hughes has reminded everyone that it's not an easy place to
The Stoke boss also addressed claims that his club have shown a lack
of ambition, by stating that the Potters will pull together against
"There's a little bit too much negativity about what we are going to
do this year,” he told his pre-match press conference, according to the
club's official website.
“I think sometimes our fans, almost to a man, when they feel people are talking out of turn, they take exception to that.
"I think there's been a lot of negativity and when our fans get
behind the team, from minute one to the last minute, there's no more
intimidating place than here.
"I think we are at a point where people cannot take liberties with what we are doing.
“When people ask questions about us, we circle together and we stand
strong and show people what we are about, so maybe Arsenal coming into
town is a good thing for us.”
Kick off is at 18:30.