German international Mesut Ozil saw plenty of possession against Sunderland but was unable to make it count.
Arsenal drew 0-0 at home to the Black Cats, who in the process secured their Premier League status for another season.
Ozil created seven goalscoring opportunities, and had two efforts on goal himself.
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Arsenal dominated possession against Dick Advocaat's side, with 73 per cent, but lacked the clinical edge they needed, recording a third successive game at The Emirates without scoring a goal.
Ozil was, statistically, very impressive, but he lacked a spark against Sunderland, being substituted after 81 minutes.
He kept the side ticking over and was efficient, but there was little energy from his play, and he completed just three of eight crossing attempts.
Olivier Giroud was disappointing up front, once again displaying a lack of mobility, ad by contrast to Ozil's 107 touches, he touched the ball only 31 times.
His ineffective display to an extent blunted Ozil's impact, and these are the type of games which Arsenal need to get into the habit of winning. If not for their late equaliser against Manchester United at the weekend they would now be level on points with the Red Devils.