Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland: Gunners win with ease against Black Cats

Arsenal 4 - 1 Sunderland

  • 5" Olivier Giroud
  • 31" Olivier Giroud
  • 42" Tomas Rosicky
  • 57" Laurent Koscielny
  • 81" Emanuele Giaccherini

Ref: Andre Marriner
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Arsenal beat Sunderland 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium earlier today.

Arsenal secured a comfortable victory at home to Sunderland, with a brace from Olivier Giroud and a goal apiece from Laurent Koscielny and Tomas Rosicky securing a 4-1 victory.

Emmanuel Giaccherini volleyed home a late consolation but it could not take the shine off an Arsenal performance that included an excellent goal of their own, when Rosicky finished a fine passing move to make it 3-0.

Giroud's goals were less impressive but no less important.  His first arrived after a deflected Jack Wilshere shot fell into his path and the second came following a poor back-pass from Sunderland's Santiago Vergini.

The result means Arsenal remain just a point behind Chelsea (who won 1-0 at home to Everton earlier in the day), while Sunderland are one point away from Premier League safety.






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Team Lineups


  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Olivier Giroud


  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Carl Jenkinson


  • Vito Mannone
  • John O'Shea
  • Santiago Vergini
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Ki Sung-Yueng
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Adam Johnson
  • Jack Colback
  • Fabio Borini
  • Jozy Altidore


  • Ondrej Celustka
  • Craig Gardner
  • Óscar Ustari
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Ignacio Scocco
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Carlos Cuéllar

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