History of the Arsenal v Sunderland fixture
Arsenal prepare to entertain Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 37 and lost only 16 of the 68 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in February 2010, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 18 Sep||Sunderland||1 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Feb||Arsenal||2-0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 21 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 21 Feb||Arsenal||0 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||Sunderland||0 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 2||Sunderland||Premier League|
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Recent respective form guides
Arsenal could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. During these games, Gunners have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arsenal's total of 56 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 37 from their 28 games so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Gunners to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win
|Arsenal||10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Sunderland||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
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