It has been reported that Stoke City boss Mark Hughes may play new signing Philipp Wollscheid against Arsenal on Sunday.
The 25 year old German international has only enjoyed two training sessions.
But Hughes said: “He’s up to speed in my view and having seen him in training this week he looks in good shape. He’s an option.
“It’s big decision to throw him in the deep end against a team the quality of Arsenal, but he’s an option.”