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Arsenal v Sunderland - JG Preview

Arsenal return to Premier League action when they face Sunderland on Saturday, with kick-off at 12:30pm (UK time).

You can find out more about our latest opponents below: 

 

Sunderland AFC The Black CatsFull name: Sunderland Association Football ClubManager: David MoyesClub colours: Red and white shirts, black shorts, red socks Nickname:The Black Cats 

 

 Three facts about Reading:

Arsenal have conceded just eight times in 15 visits to Sunderland in the Premier League (inc one game at Roker Park). The Gunners have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland have won just one of their last 25 Premier League matches against Arsenal, a 1-0 win for Steve Bruce's side in November 2009 (D9 L15).

For the second season in a row, Sunderland are yet to pick up a win after the opening nine games of the season.

Star man: Jermain Defoe

The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker has been in fine for since returning from MLS to join the Black Cats. Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger described Defoe as 'absolutely amazing' and credited him with ensuring Sunderland's survival last season.