Sébastien Squillaci headed his first Premier League goal for Arsenal FC as the Gunners overcame Stoke City FC 1-0 at home.
Theo Walcott had already struck a post with a shot before the unmarked Squillaci guided in Nicklas Bendtner's cross from close range on eight minutes. The victory − the Gunners' seventh in a ten-match unbeaten league run dating back to mid-December − came at a price, however, with both Walcott (ankle) and captain Cesc Fàbregas (hamstring) sustaining injuries.
While Arsenal moved a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester United FC, although they have played a game more, Stoke remained tenth following their fifth successive away loss in the top flight.
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