Just after getting the biggest thrashing of their Premier League history, Sunderland won't be happy to host Arsenal at the Stadium of Light. Arsenal are unbeaten against Sunderland in the last five Premier League matches, winning four and drawing once. Last season in particular, Arsenal beat Sunderland 4-1 (at home) and 3-1 (away).
If there is any respite for Sunderland it is that Arsenal will be tired after a draining victory against Anderlecht in the Champions League and also that Arsenal themselves are going through a rough patch at the moment.
In fact, taking away the anomaly that was Sunderland's 8-0 defeat to Southampton, Sunderland possess one of best Premier League defensive records, whilst Arsenal have not been sharp up front.
Team sheets below: