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  • Date:14 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:39,055
  • Gardner - pen (47)
  • Giroud (10) Ramsey (75) Ramsey (75)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:30 +3.30

The referee blows for offside against Jozy Altidore.

92:38 +2.38

Strike comes in from Craig Gardner from the free kick which clears the crossbar.

91:56 +1.56

Olivier Giroud leaves the field to be replaced by Chuba Akpom.

90:05 +0.05

Jozy Altidore fouled by Thomas Vermaelen, the ref awards a free kick.

89:38

Olivier Giroud takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

88:59

Shot by Connor Wickham. Wojciech Szczesny makes a block.

88:01

Nacho Monreal on for Theo Walcott.

87:28

Ondrej Celustka delivers the ball.

86:48

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

85:55

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

85:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Sung-Yeung Ki.

83:51

Free kick taken by Valentin Roberge.

83:14

Modibo Diakite challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:45

Header by Connor Wickham misses to the right of the target.

81:37

Fabio Borini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Mathieu Flamini.

81:14

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott.

78:55

Corner taken by Fabio Borini.

78:36

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Bacary Sagna gets a block in.

77:54

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Olivier Giroud. Blocked by Craig Gardner.

76:57

Jack Wilshere fouled by Valentin Roberge, the ref awards a free kick.

76:35

Connor Wickham on for Steven Fletcher.

76:13

Shot by Fabio Borini went wide of the left-hand upright.

75:17

Aaron Ramsey slots the ball right footed into the goal. Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal.Olivier Giroud provided the assist for the goal.

72:56

Shot by Craig Gardner went wide left of the target.

71:48

Clearance by Ondrej Celustka.

70:37

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Fabio Borini coming on for Charis Mavrias.

70:05

Bacary Sagna is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69:25

Foul by Bacary Sagna on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded.

66:20

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

66:19

Modibo Diakite manages to make a clearance.

66:18

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

66:10

Mesut Ozil delivers the ball.

64:02

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.

63:58

Modibo Diakite makes a clearance.

63:19

Adam Johnson takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

61:28

Adam Johnson has an effort at goal. Mathieu Flamini gets a block in.

60:53

Aaron Ramsey is fouled.

60:51

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

60:15

The offside flag is raised against Sung-Yeung Ki.

59:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Flamini on Jozy Altidore.

58:57

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

58:35

The official flags Steven Fletcher offside.

57:29

The referee blows for offside.

53:49

Craig Gardner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Aaron Ramsey gets a block in.

53:37

Ondrej Celustka sends in a cross.

51:17

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil.

50:45

Charis Mavrias sends in a cross.

50:30

Header by Olivier Giroud misses left.

50:29

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson.

49:41

Corner taken by Theo Walcott.

47:57

Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Gardner and scored. Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal.

47:12

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Laurent Koscielny results in a Penalty.

46:07

Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

46:06 +1.06

Olivier Giroud takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki.

45:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Jozy Altidore.

The first half comes to an end.

45:14 +0.14

Shot by Mesut Ozil. Blocked by Valentin Roberge.

45:01

David Vaughan leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Gardner.

44:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Fletcher.

42:45

Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded.

42:01

Header by Theo Walcott misses right.

41:53

Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.

41:17

Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded.

39:57

Aaron Ramsey challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Theo Walcott.

39:22

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross.

37:50

Short corner worked by Mesut Ozil.

34:24

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball.

33:12

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

32:18

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

30:50

Aaron Ramsey is adjudged to have handled the ball.

29:17

Jack Wilshere fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick.

28:33

Steven Fletcher crosses the ball.

28:23

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

27:33

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Keiren Westwood fumbles the ball.

26:41

Carl Jenkinson restarts play with the free kick.

26:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Flamini by Steven Fletcher.

24:46

Handball by Jozy Altidore.

22:45

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

21:01

Ondrej Celustka takes the free kick.

20:32

Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

19:33

Valentin Roberge makes a clearance.

19:30

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

18:03

Clearance by Jack Colback.

17:31

Jozy Altidore has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.

14:14

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Keiren Westwood parries the ball away.

13:09

Header at goal by Valentin Roberge goes over the frame of the goal.

12:44

The ball is sent over by Charis Mavrias.

12:43

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

11:41

The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson.

10:14

Olivier Giroud scores with a left foot finish. Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal.Assist by Mesut Ozil.

8:11

Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.

6:58

Foul by Jozy Altidore on Laurent Koscielny, free kick awarded.

5:04

Aaron Ramsey sends in a cross.

3:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Modibo Diakite on Olivier Giroud.

3:31

The ball is swung over by David Vaughan.

2:35

Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

2:06

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

0:56

Strike comes in from Sung-Yeung Ki from the free kick. Mesut Ozil gets a block in.

0:12

Mathieu Flamini concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Wenger backs Ozil to match Bergkamp Manager Arsene Wenger feels club-record signing Mesut Ozil could have as big an impact as Dennis Bergkamp did when he joined Arsenal. The German playmaker's departure from Real Madrid in a B#43million deal on transfer deadline day was something of a coup for the Gunners boss, who had been under fire for not spending big on star names to help bolster the squad's ambitions for a long-overdue Barclays Premier League title challenge. The arrival of Holland forward Bergkamp from Inter Milan in 1995 heralded Arsenal's rise to becoming the dominant force in the English game, and Wenger accepts there are similarities between the two deals and what they mean for the club. "It is comparable because they are similar players in the same department and they are big names who come from big teams," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "You must say as well that Ozil was not perceived as being a failure at Real Madrid, he was perceived by the whole world as being a huge success at Real Madrid so of course the noise made by a signature like that is big." Madrid's decision to let Ozil go was greeted by disbelief from his former team-mates at the Bernabeu, with the midfielder no longer central to the plans of manager Carlo Ancelotti following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham. Wenger is in no doubt the Germany international can take his game to another level with Arsenal. He told a press conference: "Ozil is already a great player. There is room now between 25 and 30 for him to become a dominant player and to make a step up from that. "There are many players who are very, very good that make the step to being great. You have to find the right club at the right moment, having the mental dedication that is the major difference now." With Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky sidelined by a hamstring injury suffered on international duty, Ozil could well go straight into the side at Sunderland on Saturday. Captain Thomas Vermaelen may be included in the squad after resuming training following his back problem, but may well be kept in reserve for next week's Champions League opener away to Marseille. England duo Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are expected to feature along with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) continues his rehabilitation while forward Lukas Podolski (hamstring) is a longer-term absentee as are midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee). Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner, meanwhile, continues his rehabilitation with Arsenal, after Wenger blocked a transfer away. Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has launched a staunch defence of his start at the Stadium of Light and vowed he will lead the Black Cats to a comfortable mid-table position by Christmas. His side head into Saturday's clash with Arsenal having picked up just one point from their first three games - and also have fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester United soon to come. But Di Canio is adamant he has seen enough encouraging signs to shrug off suggestions that he could start feeling the pressure if his side slump to another defeat against the Gunners. Di Canio said: "I never feel pressure. Even in 20 games' time if we still had one point I would feel responsible but not under pressure - it is different. "After three games I am not worried. I know by December we will be nearly in the middle of the table. I'm sure about that. In December, January, February we will win many games and take off. "I'm sure about my strategy and philosophy and methodology. But it is difficult because in football there is panic, the players sometimes don't believe in things. You have to believe that in 20 games' time you will be in a different position." Di Canio could be tempted to start with a brand new strike force against Arsene Wenger's men, with Borini set for his debut and Steven Fletcher pushing for his first start of the season. The Italian is set to keep faith in Jack Colback at left-back after singing the Academy product's praises this week. John O'Shea is suspended after his sending-off against Palace.

Formation:442Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Ondrej Celustka
  • Modibo Diakite
  • Valentin Roberge
  • Jack Colback
  • Adam Johnson
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • David Vaughan
  • Charis Mavrias
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Wes Brown
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Connor Wickham
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • Vito Mannone
  • Fabio Borini

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • LWW

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 18/09/2010

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 1
  • E Giaccherini 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 3
  • L Podolski 2

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 5
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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