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Arsenal news: Jon Walters explains how Stoke ‘bullied’ the Gunners during Arsene Wenger’s reign

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Jon Walters admits Stoke were always deliberately aggressive against Arsenal – because they knew Arsene Wenger ‘hated’ facing them.

“There was a bit with Arsene Wenger and the crowd.

The Gunners traditionally struggled at the bet365 Stadium, from the Potters’ promotion in 2008 until their relegation last season – and Walters, the former Stoke winger, claims to know why.



“First challenge, I’d win the ball but I’d go right through whoever I was pressing against.

Stoke’s ultra-physical tactics and Wenger’s complaints and the Ryan Shawcross tackle that broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg have helped create a genuine rivalry between the two sides.

“The Stoke fans were really up for it, they generated a great noise and Arsenal hated coming to the Britannia.

“We used to bully Arsenal.
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