Oct 25, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
Sunderland
0-2
Arsenal

Larsson (38'), Cattermole (63'), Wickham (68')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Sanchez (30', 90')
Gibbs (24'), Welbeck (50'), Arteta (55')

Arsene Wenger sympathises with Vito Mannone over Sunderland gaffe

Arsene Wenger admits that he sympathises with Sunderland keeper and former recruit Vito Mannone for his error in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he sympathises with Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone for his error in the 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light.

Alexis Sanchez pounced on an injury-time mistake from Mannone - who conceded eight goals to Southampton last week - to seal victory for the Gunners on Saturday afternoon.

Wenger signed the Italian as a 17-year-old back in 2005 and he then spent seven years with the Gunners, but the Frenchman is confident that his former recruit will bounce back.

"Of course [I sympathise with him]. He has been educated at Arsenal," he told the club's official website.

"He's like everybody else - the confidence has dropped a little bit because of the defeat last week but he has shown his quality since he arrived here and will show that again."

Mannone joined the Black Cats from Arsenal in 2013 and made 28 Premier League appearances for the Wearside club last season.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
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