Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is looking to take a defence first approach against Arsenal tomorrow night.
Arsene Wenger's men have little left to play for, with a top-four finish already wrapped up, but their quality means that Sunderland are likely to be punished for any mistakes that they make, and Advocaat is expecting a tough challenge.
As a result, he plans on keeping things tight at the back and wants his squad to take encouragement from their last trip out on the road, when they overcame Everton at Goodison Park.
Sunderland went to Merseyside and found themselves on the back-foot for most the game, but they won 2-0 on that day and Advocaat is hoping for a similar performance at the Emirates on Wednesday.
ADVOCAAT: "We have to make it as hard as possible defensively and be sharp. Maybe we can do something sneaky like we did at Everton."— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 19, 2015
If Sunderland can get a point against Arsenal it will be a major boost, as their Premier League future will be secured before the final day.
The Black Cats have a tough game against champions Chelsea at the weekend and they will not want to be relying on picking anything up from that fixture to save themselves from the drop.