Hey everyone, so after the news that Van Persie would finally be leaving us, the world of football must move on and that leads us to our opening game of the season against Sunderland. Here is what you can expect from the game:
Where & When
Venue = Emirates Stadium, London
Kick Off = 3pm Saturday 18th August
Sunderland 2-0 Arsenal, FAC, 18th February 2012
Sunderland 1-2 Arsenal, BPL, 11th February 2012
Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland, BPL, 16th October 2011
Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland, BPL, 5th March 2011
Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal, BPL, 18th September 2010
Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland, BPL, 20th February 2010
Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal, BPL, 21st November 2009
Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland, BPL, 21st February 2009
Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal, BPL, 4th October 2008
Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal, BPL, 11th May 2008
Arsenal 3-2 Sunderland, BPL, 7th October 2007
Sunderland 0-3 Arsenal, BPL, 1st May 2006
Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland, BPL, 5th November 2005
Arsenal = Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski, Vito Mannone, Bacary Sagna (Injured), Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny (Injured), Andre Santos, Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Kyle Bartley, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky (Injured), Mikel Arteta (Knock), Aaron Ramsey, Alex Song (Knock), Jack Wilshere (Injured), Francis Coquelin, Andrey Arshavin, Emmanuel Frimpong (Injured), Santi Cazorla, Park Chu-Young, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott (Knock), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured), Gervinho, Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Lukas Podolski.
Sunderland = Keiren Westwood, Simon Mignolet, Phil Bardsley (Injured), Wes Brown (Injured), Kieran Richardson, Matthew Kilgallon, John O’Shea, Titus Bramble, Carlos Cuellar, Lee Cattermole, Sebastian Larsson, Craig Gardner, Jack Colback, David Vaughan (Injured), David Meyler, James McClean, Ahmed Elmohamady, Stephane Sessegnon (Knock), Fraizer Campbell, Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won, Louis Saha.
Injured - Won't be able to play.
Knock - Could play.
Suspended - Banned from game.