Arsenal v Sunderland - JG Preview

Danny Welbeck against Sunderland

The Gunners take on Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on Saturday in their Premier League fixture.

You can find out more about their opponents below:


Sunderland Full name: Sunderland
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Club colours: Red and white striped shirt, black shorts, red socks
Nickname:Black Cats


Three facts about Sunderland:

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 top-flight clashes with Sunderland (W7 D4) and have suffered defeat in just one of the last 23 versus them.
  • Allardyce has lost seven successive Premier League games against Arsenal and hasn’t beaten the Gunners in the competition since May 2010 (Blackburn 2-1 Arsenal).
  • French striker Olivier Giroud has had a hand in five goals in his five Premier League appearances against Sunderland (three goals, two assists).


Seb Larsson SunderlandStar man: Seb Larsson 
The former Gunner is one of the main creators in the Black Cats midfield. Larsson is very dangerous from set-pieces and is known to trouble defenders with his technical ability.