Pulis - Arsenal row uncontrollable
Tony Pulis is not losing any sleep over the rivalry between his Stoke City side and Arsenal.
Last Updated: 27/08/12 4:57pm
Tony Pulis is not losing any sleep over the rivalry between his Stoke City side and Arsenal because he doubts he can do anything to affect the animosity.
Stoke on Sunday hosted the Gunners at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League in an edgy goalless draw, with home fans jeering Arsenal players and manager Arsene Wenger.
The animosity dates back to February 2010 when Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey's leg was broken by Stoke's Ryan Shawcross, and the mood was evident at the weekend.
But Pulis thinks the matter is out of his control, as he said: "Irrespective of what I say or what Arsene says, you can't affect what people do.
"As I've said, if I can't affect it, I don't worry about it and I personally don't think I can affect it.
"That's got to be other people doing that not me and that's got to be something that happens outside my sphere.
"You can say and I've said it before. That's gone. We've moved on."
Next up for Stoke is the Capital Cup second-round clash with League One new-boys Swindon Town and Pulis has no new injury worries to be concerned about.
The Potters boss could rest several players and bring in the likes of Wilson Palacios and Dean Whitehead, who is back from a one-game suspension.
American Geoff Cameron, who played at the weekend despite having only just arrived in the country, is likely to sit out.