Sunderland v Arsenal - JG preview

12/13: Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal - Santi Cazorla

Arsenal travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


Full name: Sunderland A.F.C
Manager: Paulo Di Canio
Club colours: Red and white striped shirts, black shorts, black socks
Nickname(s):The Black Cats


Three facts about Sunderland:

  • The club got their nickname because a black cat used to live at their old ground, Roker Park
  • The Black Cats were one of three teams that did not score against Arsenal in the league last season, along with Stoke and Queens Park Rangers
  • The Stadium of Light has the fourth highest capacity in the Premier League



Steven Fletcher SunderlandSteven Fletcher
Signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2012, the Scotland international began his Sunderland career with five goals in his first four games - a run of form which saw him awarded the Barclays Player of the Month award for September that season. Fletcher was on target in Sunderland's last league game and the 26-year-old will have to be watched closely on Saturday afternoon.