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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 19 Goals 47 (68)
(24) 14 Assists 46 (53)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.9)
29.8 Average Age 28.5
182.3 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(1.1) 1.5 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(46%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 54% (55%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.9)
(1.6) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Craig Gardner Out 6.39
Phil Bardsley Out 6.87
Lee Cattermole Out 6.66
Connor Wickham Out 6.81
John O'Shea Out 6.72
Wes Brown Doubtful 6.66
Player Reason Status Rating
Tomas Rosicky Out 6.67
Abou Diaby Out 6.05
Per Mertesacker Out 7.16
Mikel Arteta Out 7.14
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain Out 6.55
Lukas Podolski Out 6.98
Yaya Sanogo Out 6.09
Mesut Özil Doubtful 7.27

Team News

  • Craig Gardner, Phillip Bardsley, Lee Cattermole and Connor Wickham will all miss out with injury.
  • John O'Shea is suspended following his red card in the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
  • Wes Brown is a doubt, but this game is likely to come too soon for the defender.
  • Arsenal face a number of injury concerns ahead of the trip to Sunderland, with Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby, Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo all sidelined.
  • Theo Walcott was a doubt after picking up a knock in England's 0-0 draw with Ukraine, but Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he, along with Jack Wilshere, is fit.
  • Arsene Wenger has not yet made a decision as to whether Mesut Özil will start, who is suffering from illness.


  • Sunderland are 1 of 3 teams yet to register a Premier League win this season and manager Paolo Di Canio will be wanting to see his team capitalise on Arsenal's injury problems.
  • Arsenal will be in confident mood following the signing of Mesut Özil and the Germany international will be expected to start from the off against the Black Cats.
  • With his creative capabilities, Arsenal are likely to come out of this encounter with 3 points.
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