Gunners are still not robust enough says Potters star.
Steven N’Zonzi believes Arsenal can still be bullied physically after Stoke City’s 1-0 over the Gunners on Saturday.
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A Jon Walters penalty sealed victory for the hosts and meant Arsene Wenger’s side have only won once in seven visitors to the Britannia Stadium since the Potters’ promotion in 2008.
Wenger has previously accused Stoke of adopting “rugby” tactics and the Frenchman said they were ‘very physical’ in Saturday’s match.
N’Zonzi is not ashamed of his team’s methods and hinted that Arsenal are still a soft touch when faced with an aggressive approach.
“We know that Arsenal are a very technical team that play good football, and when you start kicking them a little bit, it gets a little bit harder for them.
“They don’t like that, we know that.
“It’s not a surprise they have been moaning because they have plenty of technical players.”
Asked if it was up to Arsenal to be more robust, Nzonzi said: “Yes – this is how Premier League football is.
“It’s really good, it’s really strong.
“If they don’t like that, we don’t care. We will keep on doing what we can, being strong and trying to be as good as we can be on the ball.”