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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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94mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

94mins

The referee blows for offside against Jozy Altidore.

93mins

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

92mins

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

91mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

Shot by Connor Wickham. Wojciech Szczesny makes a block.

89mins

Nacho Monreal on for Theo Walcott.

88mins

Ondrej Celustka delivers the ball.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

86mins

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

85mins

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

84mins

Free kick taken by Valentin Roberge.

84mins

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

83mins

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

82mins

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

82mins

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott.

79mins

Corner taken by Fabio Borini.

79mins

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

78mins

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

77mins

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

77mins

Connor Wickham on for Steven Fletcher.

77mins

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

76mins

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

73mins

Shot by Craig Gardner went wide left of the target.

72mins

Clearance by Ondrej Celustka.

71mins

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

71mins

Bacary Sagna is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

70mins

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

67mins

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

67mins

Modibo Diakite manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

67mins

Mesut Ozil delivers the ball.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.

64mins

Modibo Diakite makes a clearance.

64mins

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

62mins

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

61mins

Aaron Ramsey is fouled.

61mins

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

61mins

The offside flag is raised against Sung-Yeung Ki.

60mins

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

59mins

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

The official flags Steven Fletcher offside.

58mins

The referee blows for offside.

54mins

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

54mins

Ondrej Celustka sends in a cross.

52mins

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

51mins

Charis Mavrias sends in a cross.

51mins

Header by Olivier Giroud misses left.

51mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson.

50mins

Corner taken by Theo Walcott.

48mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

47mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

The first half comes to an end.

46mins

Shot by Mesut Ozil. Blocked by Valentin Roberge.

46mins

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

45mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Fletcher.

43mins

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

43mins

Header by Theo Walcott misses right.

42mins

Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.

42mins

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

40mins

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

40mins

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

40mins

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross.

38mins

Short corner worked by Mesut Ozil.

35mins

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball.

34mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

33mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

31mins

Aaron Ramsey is adjudged to have handled the ball.

30mins

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

29mins

Steven Fletcher crosses the ball.

29mins

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

28mins

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

27mins

Carl Jenkinson restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

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

25mins

Handball by Jozy Altidore.

23mins

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

22mins

Ondrej Celustka takes the free kick.

21mins

Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

20mins

Valentin Roberge makes a clearance.

20mins

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

19mins

Clearance by Jack Colback.

18mins

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

15mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

The ball is sent over by Charis Mavrias.

13mins

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson.

11mins

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

9mins

Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.

7mins

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

6mins

Aaron Ramsey sends in a cross.

4mins

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

4mins

The ball is swung over by David Vaughan.

3mins

Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

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

1mins

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

1mins

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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