Arsenal kick off the new Premier League season against Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
You can find out more about our opponents below - and remember, we'll have LIVE commentary of the game on Arsenal Player. As Junior Gunners, you get access to it all!
Full name: Sunderland AFC
Manager: Martin O'Neill
Club colours: Red and white stripe shirts, black shorts, black socks
Nickname(s): The Black Cats
Three facts about Sunderland:
- Sunderland were formed 133 years ago in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers
- They have won the First Division six times but not since 1936. The Black Cats have also lifted the FA Cup on two occasions (1937 and 1973)
- Assistant manager Steve Bould left Arsenal for Sunderland in 1999, spending one season in the North East
Although the Benin international is struggling for fitness, Sunderland have their star man in training and will be keen to have him on board at Emirates Stadium. The intelligent forward is an attacking threat in all areas, providing numerous goals and assists for his team-mates along the way. His form attracted attention from other clubs during the summer but the 28-year-old has stuck around for another campaign at the Stadium of Light.