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 36 and lost only 16 of the 67 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 21 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 21 Feb||Arsenal||0-0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||Sunderland||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 01 May||Sunderland||0 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 7 goals against.
In complete contrast to Arsenal, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Black Cats have hit 9 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arsenal's total of 52 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 25 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win
|Arsenal||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 13 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.