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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from me today.

    Head over to our live text commentary of Chelsea v Tottenham and you can also read the full match report on this game here.

  2. 'Referee's angle not good enough'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Stoke City

    Stoke defender Bruno Martins Indi, who conceded the first penalty, speaking to BBC Sport:"It was not a challenge. I touched the ball and it was not a penalty. The referee had a different view or something and gave it.

    "I could not believe it, it cost us because we played very well. It killed the moment. I've seen it back, I think the referee's angle was not good enough.

    "He said that I stretched my leg and I made a foul. He needs to watch it again.

    "Mesut Ozil is of course going to say it's a penalty - if i was in his position I would say the same. It was no penalty and the cameras don't lie."

    Stoke players
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    Nicholas: Questionable penalties. No wonder no English referee in the World Cup. Calamitous decisions.

    Isham: How gracious was two-goal hero Auba to let Laca take that penalty? A class act!

    Mark Taylor: Does Lacazette realise there is a fantasy football competition going on. Aubameyang was on a hat trick!

  4. Penalty was a game changer

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Stoke City

    Stoke City boss Paul Lambert, speaking to BBC MOTD: "I thought we were excellent and looked really good but Arsenal got the penalty. It was a game changer.

    "I saw Craig Pawson after the game. I respect the referee but he has not got the benefit of television. He explained they only have one major angle to have a look at it.

    "Do I have sympathy with the referee? I don't know. It was harsh on us because I thought we were great. I've been here a few times and won, but we haven't played as well as that.

    "We looked really good but we need a little bit of luck. i just said to the players that I am proud of them.

    "As long as we keep that level and that spirit then we will be fine."

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  5. 'It's not a penalty'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Stoke City

    Jack Butland speaking to Sky Sports: "The first goal is not a penalty so all that hard work was undone. It's things like that that aren't going our way at the minute.

    "The score-line doesn't reflect the game. We're disappointed we didn't come away with something."

  6. 'A price we have to pay'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Arsenal

    More from Wenger speaking to Sky Sports:"In the first half I felt we could always lose the game. I want to give credit to Stoke. They played well and closed us down.

    They fight not to go down and if you're mentally not in the races against a team who are fighting to stay in the Premier League it will be a fight for us.

    On Aubameyang giving the second penalty to Lacazette: "I like that. I think strikers who are generous is a rarity and when you see that you know it will make the team much better.

    On lack of atmosphere: "It's the price we have to pay or not challenging for the championship. To play football is a fantastic chance in life. To play for Arsenal is an even bigger chance.

  7. 'A game of two halves'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger speaking to BBC MOTD: "It was a game of two halves for us. We were too sloppy and not sharp enough in the first half. We weren't switched on mentally.

    "The second half was better as we were much more dynamic and showed more pace. We showed more control and made a difference.

    "I believe that the most important thing was our spirit and we won the game in the second half.

    "I know how our team can respond. Our players have been away for a long time and it is always a problem to try and switch straight back on.

    On the first penalty decision: "I will have to look at it again. I don't know. From outside it looked like it was a penalty.

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  8. 'We're out of luck'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Stoke City

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    Stoke City boss Paul Lambert, speaking to Sky Sports: "The team was outstanding. We looked a threat and hit the post. I thought our general game was first class. The whole shape of the team and the work ethic was second to none."

    On the first penalty: "The referee has got to be 100% right it is a penalty."

    On the second penalty: "It was really soft."

    On Stoke's general play: "The performances have been excellent but what is missing is a bit of lady luck. My job is to keep the club and the supporters upbeat. If we keep doing that we'll be fine."

  9. 'Important not to concede'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Arsenal

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a difficult first half. Sometimes that happens after the international break but it was important to us to stay in the game.

    "We're delighted to get the three points. We were committed and it was important not to concede."

    On the empty seats: "The crowd was behind us. They were frustrated in the first half but they stuck with us, We don't let it affect us.

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  10. 'It's my dedication to her'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Arsenal

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaking to Sky Sports: "It was not easy. It is not always easy after an international break. We did a good job.

    "I felt a little bit under pressure (when taking the penalty after missing against Manchester City) but I was just thinking I had to score and I needed to focus.

    When asked why he didn't take the second penalty: "I know Alexandre Lacazete is back and I had scored twice already so I knew it would be good for his confidence."

    On his new hairstyle: "It is my grandmother's name. She passed away last week so this is my dedication to her."

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  11. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    We'll bring you the thoughts of Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shortly...

  12. Post update

    Build-up to Chelsea's game against Tottenham is well and truly underway with Caroline Chapman so you can head over there now.

  13. 'Not a 3-0 game'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Republic of Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    This wasn't a 3-0 game. I actually felt Stoke were the more threatening side in the first half but Arsenal were just more clinical.

    So I think there is hope after today's performance but they need to solve the lack of goals problem.

  14. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Back-to-back victories for Arsenal for the first time since November and another disappointing result for Stoke.

    Not a blockbuster by any means but it's job done by the Gunners.

    Ospina & Monreal
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    James: Turns out it was too early to call Aubamayang a flop.

    Isaac: Stoke City are collapsing like a cardboard tower.

    Femi: Dodgy penalties for Arsenal and the scoreline clearly not a reflection of the tie.

  16. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Have to agree with Kevin there. It's a flattering scoreline for Arsenal but they deserve a victory based on their performance in the final half an hour and the goals have been coming.

    They are just playing down the whistle now.

  17. 'Clinical'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Republic of Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    We have had an excellent Arsenal performance in the last 10/15 minutes but it was anything but that earlier in the game.

    Lovely penalty from Alexandre Lacazette and the hosts have been clinical when they've had their chances. Overall it probably has been a little flattering but they've been clinical with their chances.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  18. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Alexandre Lacazette skips through several challenges before he's unceremoniously brought down by Joe Allen and is shown a yellow card.

  19. 'Lovely finish'

    Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Republic of Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    So often we have spoken about Arsenal looking vulnerable at set pieces but I actually think they have looked dangerous on set pieces of their own. It's a lovely finish from Aubameyang (for Arsenal's second goal) as he gets over the ball and directs it into the corner.

  20. GOAL - Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Alexandre Lacazette steps up to take the spot kick and he places it in the exact same position as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's one earlier in the half. Bottom left-hand corner.

    Alexandre Lacazette