Arsenal 3-0 Stoke: 5 Things We Learned

It was a miracle that anybody stayed awake during this drab encounter on Sunday, but the result is significant for both teams

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Sometimes football is a joy to watch. Ninety minutes can fly by in an instant; pulses race and incidents abound.

Sunday’s drab encounter between Arsenal and Stoke wasn’t like that. Paul Lambert’s visitors lined up for a game they were almost certain to lose, in front of a team with nothing to play for and watched by a half-empty stadium.In a game that lived up to the ‘dead rubber’ stereotype, here are five things we learned.