Stoke to keep up aerial attack
Potters defender issues Arsenal warning
By Ben Collins. Last Updated: October 31, 2008 10:33am
Delap: Long-throw specialist
Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham has warned Arsenal to expect more of the same when they visit the Britannia on Saturday.
Rory Delap's long throws have wreaked havoc amongst most Premier League defences since the Potters' promotion to the top flight this year.
Ricardo Fuller headed the winner against Sunderland on Wednesday directly from a Delap throw.
That secured Stoke's second straight home win having previously beaten Tottenham, and Higginbotham insists the Potters will continue their long-throw policy in a bid to keep Arsenal on the back foot.
"We'll approach Arsenal the same way as we do every other home game," he told the Daily Star .
"We know they are a good team and will be up there at the end of the season, so if we stand off them we will be in trouble."
Stoke have also beaten Aston Villa at the Britannia this season and Higginbotham believes the Potters' home form is crucial to their hopes of Premier League survival.
"We are learning in this league," he added.
"We think we can be a match for anybody at home, especially after the experience of the Spurs game when we scored and sat back. That won't happen again."