The boys return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Sunderland at Emirates Stadium.
You can find out more about our opponents below:
Full name: Sunderland Association Football Club
Manager: Gus Poyet
Club colours: Red and white striped shirts, black shorts and black socks
Nickname(s): The Black Cats, the Mackems
Three facts about Sunderland:
- Sunderland have gone six successive away matches without defeat for only the second time in the Premier League
- Three of the last five meetings between the two sides at Emirates Stadium have ended goalless.
- As a player for Chelsea and Tottenham, Poyet was never on the winning side in 11 Premier League matches against Arsenal (D6, L5).
The former Man City winger has been Sunderland's key player in their recent revival and has nine goals to his name this season. The Englishman has the ability to play on both wings and always poses a threat with a sweet left foot.
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