Arsenal v Sunderland - JG preview

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The boys take on Sunderland at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:

Sunderland Full name: Sunderland Association Football ClubManager: Gus PoyetClub colours: Red and white shirts, black shorts, black socksNickname: The Black Cats

Three facts about Sunderland:

  • Arsenal have won seven and lost none of the last 10 Barclays Premier League matches against Sunderland.
  • Sunderland have alternated between defeats and 0-0 draws on their seven visits to the Emirates Stadium.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored three goals in four Premier League games against Sunderland.

Jermain Defoe SunderlandSTAR MANJermain DefoeThe former Tottenham Hotspur striker has led Sunderland’s resurgence this season. The Black Cats were struggling for goals and attacking threat but Defoe’s January arrival from Toronto has seen Dick Advocaat’s side move out of the relegation places. Sunderland only need a point to guarantee Premier League safety, and the 32-year-old will be the most likely to cause Arsenal’s defence problems.