Sunderland vs. Arsenal  1 - 3

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +5 And that's it, Arsenal make it through!
90' +4 Altidore is in a footrace with Szczesny for a loose ball, he pokes the ball past the keeper before he is taken out, but the flag is up on the far side.
90' +2 C. Akpom enters the game and replaces O. Giroud.
Di Canio has been ordered off the touchline by Atkinson after giving the officials an absolute mouthful on the side, presumably venting his frustration at the Altidore incident earlier in the half. An ignominious end to the game for the hosts.
90' +1 Giroud has stayed down and is only now being helped gingerly back to his feet. Arsenal fans must be hoping that this is not serious, because not only has the striker been in fine form, but the Gunners do not have much in reserve up front. Ah well, Nicklas Bendtner anyone?
90' Ramsey does extremely well to escape down the right past two markers and tee up Giroud inside the six yard box. But the Frenchman shanks it, and to add injury to insult, has hurt himself doing so.
89' Colback takes down a good pass from Johnson, and tees up Wickham, who squeezes in a low shot that is smothered by Szczesny.
88' Nacho Monreal enters the game and replaces T. Walcott.
Jenkinson goes streaming down the right on the break, but with Giroud in support, doe not get his head up, making his resulting cross catching practice for Westwood.
On comes Monreal for Walcott, who has to be disappointed with what he put on show today. Could have easily had a hat-trick after spurning four great chances.
86' Borini has some work to do after bringing down Johnson's ball, but cannot cut inside his marker properly and rushes his shot, giving the defence an easy block.
84' The sting just about taken out of this game, and it's looking like Arsenal will take three points back to London. Hard won points they were too, against a Sunderland side who showed a lot in the second half.
83' And Altidore gets his head to Johnson's corner, but plants it just off the top corner!

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +65 86
2 38 +51 84
3 38 +44 82
4 38 +27 79
5 38 +22 72
6 38 +4 69
7 38 +21 64
8 38 +8 56
9 38 -7 50
10 38 -16 49
11 38 -15 45
12 38 +0 42
13 38 -11 40
14 38 -19 38
15 38 -22 38
16 38 -15 37
17 38 -16 36
18 38 -34 33
19 38 -45 32
20 38 -42 30