Andy Gray and Michael Owen predict Arsenal v Sunderland

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Arsenal will face Sunderland in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Former Aston Villa striker Andy Gray has predicted on Paddypower.com that Arsenal will win against Sunderland this weekend.

Arsenal will face Premier League rivals Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Gray has backed the Gunners to win the tie and has written on Paddypower.com: “Sunderland will make life hard for them, but Arsene Wenger has seen this all before. Back to back champions.”

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has also predicted a win for the North London outfit and has written on Betvictor.com: "Arsenal are looking for a record 13th win in the competition, a third successive Wembley triumph and cannot be opposed against a Sunderland side who travel to the Liberty Stadium Swansea on Wednesday in a vital bottom-of-the-table clash which manager Sam Allardyce is likely to prioritise."

Arsenal will head into the tie against Sunderland on the back of a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

The Gunners are in brilliant form at the moment and will be favourites to win against the Black Cats.

Manager Arsene Wenger is likely to make changes, but the team that the Frenchman will field is going to be stronger than Sunderland’s.

The Black Cats are struggling for survival in the Premier League and will probably not prioritise the tie against Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce’s side will head into the encounter against the Gunners on the back of a 3-1 victory over fellow relegation candidates Aston Villa 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.

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