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  • Date:22 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,012
  • Giroud (4) Giroud (30)
    Rosicky (41) Koscielny (56)
  • Giaccherini (80)
Goal!

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92mins

Centre by Jack Wilshere.

88mins

The referee blows for the end of the match.

88mins

Lukas Podolski delivers the ball.

87mins

Mikel Arteta challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Marcos Alonso.

84mins

Serge Gnabry has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a block.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Ignacio Scocco.

83mins

Fabio Borini is caught offside.

81mins

Emanuele Giaccherini scores with a right foot finish. Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland.

81mins

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Sebastian Larsson.

77mins

Carl Jenkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini.

76mins

Carl Jenkinson makes a clearance.

76mins

Serge Gnabry takes a shot. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.

73mins

Serge Gnabry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tomas Rosicky.

73mins

Ignacio Scocco on for Sung-Yeung Ki.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Sebastian Larsson.

70mins

Sung-Yeung Ki takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny fumbles the ball.

69mins

Centre by Marcos Alonso.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick.

67mins

Laurent Koscielny goes off and Mathieu Flamini comes on.

65mins

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64mins

Laurent Koscielny challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

64mins

Emanuele Giaccherini crosses the ball.

63mins

Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

John O'Shea concedes a free kick for a foul on Olivier Giroud.

60mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

60mins

A cross is delivered by Marcos Alonso.

57mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line. Laurent Koscielny scores. Arsenal 4-0 Sunderland.Assist by Santi Cazorla.

55mins

Clearance made by Lukas Podolski.

54mins

Per Mertesacker restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Centre by Bacary Sagna.

53mins

Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

53mins

Emanuele Giaccherini challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51mins

Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.

51mins

Emanuele Giaccherini crosses the ball.

51mins

Sebastian Larsson takes a short corner.

50mins

Fabio Borini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Sung-Yeung Ki.

47mins

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

47mins

John O'Shea challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

Santi Cazorla challenges Marcos Alonso unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

The game restarts for the second half.

46mins

Emanuele Giaccherini comes on in place of Jozy Altidore.

46mins

Carl Jenkinson on for Bacary Sagna.

44mins

The half-time whistle blows.

44mins

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

44mins

John O'Shea challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42mins

Tomas Rosicky slots the ball right footed into the goal. Arsenal 3-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Olivier Giroud.

41mins

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Olivier Giroud concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback.

39mins

Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Alonso.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Alonso on Jack Wilshere.

36mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Santiago Vergini on Olivier Giroud.

33mins

Bacary Sagna takes a brilliant shot. Jack Colback gets a block in.

33mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line.

32mins

The ball is crossed by Lukas Podolski.

31mins

Olivier Giroud slots the ball left footed into the goal. Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland.

27mins

Clearance made by Jack Colback.

24mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.

24mins

Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Rosicky on Fabio Borini.

17mins

Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.

15mins

Centre by Tomas Rosicky.

15mins

John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud.

12mins

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

The referee blows for offside against Fabio Borini.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Nacho Monreal.

9mins

Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Borini on Santi Cazorla.

8mins

Marcos Alonso makes a clearance.

5mins

Olivier Giroud scores with their left foot. Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

5mins

The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

4mins

Bacary Sagna delivers the ball.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Wenger: Ozil class will tell Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt Mesut Ozil's class will eventually tell - and one day perhaps even see him immortalised with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium like Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. Ozil made a promising start following his B#42.5million signing from Real Madrid at the end of the summer transfer window, but has struggled to make an impact in the last few months. That frustrating inconsistency was epitomised by a costly penalty miss in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. The German playmaker has apologised via Facebook for the tame spot-kick, which was saved by Manuel Neuer after eight minutes of a game the Gunners would go on to lose 2-0 and all but end their European dreams for another season. Arsenal will unveil a bronze statue of former striker Bergkamp ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Sunderland. Much like Ozil, the ex-Holland international needed time to grow into his new surroundings following a then club-record B#7.5million move from Inter Milan in June 1995, failing to score in his first seven games. Wenger is in no doubt Ozil possesses the same elements to develop into an Arsenal great. "Ozil is a classy player and on a longer period class tells, always," said Wenger. "I would like to say how pleased I am that Dennis Bergkamp gets his statue, for his class, his contribution to the success of the club, and as well, a forgotten quality in the modern game, for his loyalty. "That is why I am so happy that he gets one, and I wish that one day Ozil will get one outside the stadium as well and I will still be well enough to come and watch it." Wenger maintains Ozil should not dwell on his penalty miss against Munich and also not be afraid to try another one when he is ready. "Is he over it now? Certainly not, because 48 hours is a short time to get over that, but it is part of the job as well to deal with disappointment and to show that you can respond to it," Wenger said. "He apologised after the game, but I don't think people are shocked Ozil is not Arsenal's designated penalty taker, sitting behind Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud, who were both not playing on Wednesday night." Sunderland are set to play Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final next weekend, with former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone helping them win a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Manchester United. Wenger, though, is not expecting Gus Poyet's men to let their focus slip from the job in hand. "It can happen, but let's not forget they play for survival as well," he said. "The players who will want to play in the final will want to show that they can play well. It can go both ways. "It is always a bit on your mind certainly, but I don't think that will be a reason to expect any weakness from Sunderland - it can galvanise them and give them some special resources." Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has told his players they still have time to play themselves into his Capital One Cup final team. However, while Poyet admits he knows most of his team for the big day, there could still be opportunities available. Asked if players will be competing for places at the Emirates Stadium, he said: "No doubt, no doubt. "Managers will always have seven or eight we will pick if they are fit, which leaves three or four which are always available for people depending on what they do or how they feel. "I hope nothing happens next week so I can make the decisions based on performance and what we need. "It could be an illness, it could be a virus, it could be anything, and then somebody who is not expecting to be there then is there, and you want that person to be very good because you know the team is going to be affected. "If (the final) was this week I would have no complaints because everybody has been spot-on, so we will see." Indeed, Poyet is convinced, judging by what he has seen in training this week, that his players are putting every second to good use in an effort to catch his eye. He said: "I don't want to exaggerate because then we go and we lose 5-0 and you will be laughing at me next week, but this is one of the best weeks we have had in training, one of the best. "Call it whatever - excitement or freshness or people confident because of what they have done on the pitch or what is coming, Arsenal and Manchester City and they want to be there - you can put it down to whatever. "But I can tell you that in terms of quality and the quantity, it's been the best week."

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Serge Gnabry

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDWLD
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • LWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 14/09/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 09/02/2013
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/08/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 11/02/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 16/10/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 05/03/2011

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 9
  • A Ramsey 8
  • T Walcott 5
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • M Ozil 4
  • L Podolski 3
  • J Wilshere 3
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • B Sagna 1
  • M Flamini 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Sunderland

  • A Johnson 6
  • S Fletcher 3
  • P Bardsley 2
  • J Colback 2
  • F Borini 2
  • E Giaccherini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • J Altidore 1
  • S Ki 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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