Arsenal flattered by result after tough clash against Sunderland.

Joel Campbell scored the first after slotting home a Mesut Ozil through ball. Sunderland hit back before half time through an Olivier Giroud own goal. Giroud scored Arsenals second and Aaron Ramsey got the winner in stoppage time to make it 3-1.

Arsenal looked to find some form with a win at home, where as Sunderland were in fine form after two wins and two clean sheets on the bounce against Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

The game started with Sunderland on the front foot and Fabio Borini saw his chance go just wide, he should have done better.

Sunderland continued to press but defended solidly when required. The solidarity was broken when Ozil slid Campbell in behind Deandre Yedlin who failed to react quickly enough and the ball was expertly slotted home by the Arsenal youngster.

The black cats saw more and more of the ball and equalised from a free kick out on the left, put in his own net by Giroud. The away side fully deserved to be going in level at half time.

The second half was no different, with Sam Allardyces men continuing to press and arguably having the best chances once again, however on the break Olivier Giroud hit back in the right net this time and made it 2-1.

With the lads in red and white disheartened and looking to salvage something from the game, Ramsey made it 3-1 in stoppage time.


A very much undeserved loss for Sunderland who will take lots of positives from the 90 minutes.


Sunderland Starting 11
Costel Pantilimon: 6
Deandre Yedlin: 7
Younes Kaboul: 7
John Oshea: 6
Sebastian Coates: 6
Patrick Van Aanholt: 7
Fabio Borini: 5
Yann M’vila: 7
Ola Toivonen: 7
Duncan Watmore: 7
Steven Fletcher: 7

Jack Rodwell: 5
Jeremaine Lens: 6
Adam Johnson: 6