sunderland vs Arsenal *Barclays premier league preview*   Leave a comment


After the international break Arsenal travel to the stadium of light to trade tackles with sunderland. Record signing Mezut Ozil will be looking forward to his first game in england top flight. it is yet to be known he he will start from the bench or will be in the starting line up.

MATCH FACT (courtesy of opta)
*Sunderland have won just eight points
from their last 17 Barclays Premier
League games against the Gunners.
*Olivier Giroud has scored in three
successive league appearances, but
has not scored any of his 14 Barclays
Premier League goals outside of
London.
*Jose Reyes (in 2004/05) scored in
each of Arsenal’s opening five
Premier League matches.
*Arsenal have scored in eight
successive games in the competition;
the longest-such current run in the
Barclays Premier League.
*Mesut Özil has registered 72 goal
assists in the last five seasons –
more than any other player across
Europe’s top five leagues.
*The last six Premier League matches
at the Stadium of Light have produced
just nine goals.
*Sunderland have won just one of their
last nine home games against Arsenal
in the Premier League (D3 L5).
*No-one has created more chances
than Santi Cazorla (10) in the Premier
League this season.
*Only Fulham (21) have allowed their
opponents more shots on target this
season than Arsenal (17).
*Arsenal have already conceded two
goals in the final 15 minutes of
Premier League games this season; as
many as they conceded in this period
in the whole of 2012-13.
*Nine of Steven Fletcher’s 12 Premier
League goals for Sunderland have
come away from home.

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Posted September 12, 2013 by arsenalwonder in Uncategorized

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