Confirmed: Arsenal v Sunderland line-ups

Arsenal Emirates 3

Here are the confirmed teams for Arsenal against Sunderland this evening.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be keen for his team to build on a positive performance at Old Trafford last weekend, which saw the Gunners net a point. The Frenchman will still be keen for his team to fight for second place and they will be the favourites heading into this evening’s game due to their home advantage and the quality they have across their team. Wenger will know that if each man does his job, Arsenal will win the key battles and should edge the match over 90 minutes.

Sunderland go into the game needing a point to be sure of their Premier League status for another season. The hard work has been done and they just need one final push to get over the finishing line. The Black Cats have put in some determined displays under Dick Advocaat since he took over as the club’s manager and the side will need to take the same mentality into this game. Sunderland have to defend deep and defend well before trying to steal a goal on the counter attack with their pace.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Gabriel Paulista, Nacho Monreal, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Adam Johnson
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Danny Graham
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Connor Wickham

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Anthony Réveillere, Santiago Vergini, William Buckley, Emanuele Giaccherini, Jack Rodwell, Steven Fletcher.

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch