After a disappointing November Arsenal will look start December in a much stronger manner against Sunderland. Here is a betting preview for the Arsenal v Sunderland encounter to take place at The Emirates on Sunday 5th March. We will provide you with team news, our analysts thoughts as well as some crucial key statistics for the tie.
Preview courtesy of Sam Turbitt of Sbat.com
Arsene Wenger will have been left frustrated by his team’s Arsenal currently sit 4th in the Premier League but have ambitions to be crowned the Premier League champions this season. November would have been seen as a month to stamp their authority in the Premier League, unfortunately this was not the case managing just 2 points against West Brom, Norwich and Tottenham. Arsenal will need to take 6 points against struggling Sunderland and Aston Villa in their next 2 games to keep the pressure on current leader Manchester City, who they face in 3 games time. Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s most in form player and he was on the score sheet against Norwich last weekend. The Germany playmaker now has 2 goals and 11 assists in his last 13 Premier League games. Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista will come into the side this weekend and partner Per Mertesacker in the absence of Laurent Koscielny. Gabriel was arguably at fault in Norwich’s equalising goal last weekend, he will be keen to make amends this weekend.
Arsenal 2 Sunderland 0 (6/1)
Olivier Giroud to score anytime (evens)