Feb 22, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
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Sunderland
Giroud (5', 31'), Rosicky (42'), Koscielny (57')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Arsene Wenger: 'I never doubted Olivier Giroud'

Arsene Wenger insists that he did not doubt Olivier Giroud's "strength or character" following the striker's return for Arsenal in their 4-1 win over Sunderland.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he did not doubt Olivier Giroud's "strength or character" following the striker's return to the side in their win over Sunderland.

Giroud was dropped in midweek for the Gunners' defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but he scored two goals at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as they earned a 4-1 victory against the Black Cats in the Premier League.

"I had no hesitation about his strength of character," he told the club's official website. "Of course you want him to come back into the team and be successful, which he was today because he scored two goals.

"One great one at the end of great movement and the other a little bit of a gift from Sunderland. He got an assist as well, so he did well."

Arsenal continue their Premier League campaign next Saturday with a trip to Stoke City.

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Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal lifts the ball over Vito Mannone of Sunderland to score a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2014
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