Winger doubt for Gunners
Tony Pulis says Jermaine Pennant is lacking match sharpness and could again miss out when Stoke take on Arsenal.
Pennant was forced to miss the 3-0 defeat against Newcastle at the weekend after picking up a virus and even though he is back in training he could still sit out against the Gunners.
The winger was hoping to impress Pulis in training this week as he is desperate to play against his former club but the boss is not sure he will be able to figure.
Pulis believes the illness has taken it out of Pennant and he will not play him unless he is 100 percent match fit.
"He has been training all right so far this week, but he's still not as sharp as he can be," Pulis told the Sentinal. "When you've had a virus like he's had, it does take it out of you."
Pulis, who also has big concerns over Andy Wilkinson, will check on the player over the next 48 hours before making a decision but at the moment it looks like he will sit out.