Manchester City will listen to offers for Maicon.
Lucas Perez suffered what turned out to be a significant ankle injury in Arsenal's 2-0 EFL Cup win over Reading in midweek.
Phil Bardsley may be absent for the Potters as they host Swansea City after the passing of his grandfather.
Claudio Yacob will be suspended for the visit of Manchester City for the accumulation of five yellow cards.
A suspension for Claudio Yacob could give Craig Gardner an opportunity to return to the starting eleven.
Tony Pulis has once again ruled out Saido Berahino as he looks to get the player back in shape with a personal fitness program.
Santi Cazorla will be evaluated ahead of Arsenal's match against Sunderland as he continues to struggle with an Achilles complaint.
Theo Walcott is struggling with a minor thigh injury and could miss the trip to the Stadium of Light as a result.
Aaron Ramsey has been back in training for a couple weeks now and, with Santi Cazorla struggling, could make his second start of the season against Sunderland.
Daryl Janmaat has been back in training and Walter Mazzarri has indicated that he is likely to start against Hull City on Saturday.
Odion Ighalo will almost certainly get another start with Isaac Success still out injured despite being benched for Success earlier in the month.
Jonny Evans missed last weekend's loss to Liverpool at Anfield due to suspension but will be back in Week 10 for the visit of Manchester City.