Aaron Ramsey 'delighted' with a clean sheet
Arsenal left it late but put three goals past Stoke nevertheless.
"It was a difficult first half," Ramsey admitted. "Sometimes that happens after the international break but it was important to us to stay in the game.
"We're delighted to get the three points. We were committed and it was important not to concede."
On the empty seats: "The crowd was behind us. They were frustrated in the first half but they stuck with us, we don't let it affect us."