Though reasons for Ighalo not being listed for action was sketchy as at press time, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek were favoured for the bench role.
Browsing: Hector Bellerin
Bellerin, who was making his first start after returning from a calf injury, went down clutching his knee while challenging for the ball in the second half.
First-half goals from Alexandre Lacazatte and Laurent Koscielny set up a convincing London derby victory for the Gunners, who leapfrog Manchester United back into fifth.
Unai Emery believes Hector Bellerin will be out for a few weeks after picking up an injury in Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton on Sunday.
Arsenal came from behind to record a 3-1 win over Leicester City in Monday night’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Stoke went into the game having not won since January 20
The two sides got their 2018 campaigns off to a flying start with a pulsating contest from start to finish, although it took until the 63rd for either to break the deadlock when Jack Wilshere lashed home his first Premier League goal since May 2015.
While Moses was in action for the entire 90 minutes of the tie, Iwobi came off the pitch for Oliver Giroud late in the second half
However, it has been widely reported that Bellerin wants to remain at the Gunners, and manager Arsene Wenger confirmed as much when he told reporters at the weekend that the two parties are close to agreeing fresh terms