Feb 22, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium

4-1

Giroud (5', 31'), Rosicky (42'), Koscielny (57')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Result: Arsenal ease past Sunderland
Result: Arsenal ease past Sunderland
Arsenal extinguish memories of their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich with a 4-1 win against Sunderland in the Premier League.
Reaction
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at The Emirates Stadium in north London on February 22, 2014
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.
Feb 23, 11:21
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta celebrates after scoring the opening goal via the penalty spot against Crystal Palace on October 26, 2013
Mikel Arteta: 'Arsenal can win Premier League'
Mikel Arteta says that Arsenal have "every chance to win" the Premier League title this season.
Feb 23, 05:29
Arsenal's Mikel Arteta in action against Wigan during their Premier League match on May 14, 2013
Arsene Wenger praises "exceptional" Mikel Arteta
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praises the contributions made by Mikel Arteta in today's Premier League clash against Sunderland.
Feb 22, 18:31
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at The Emirates Stadium in north London on February 22, 2014
Arsene Wenger lauds Olivier Giroud "character"
Arsene Wenger hails the "character" of Olivier Giroud after returning to first-team duties to score twice in the 4-1 win over Sunderland.
Feb 22, 18:22
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'We were poor, but credit to Arsenal'
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits that his side were thoroughly outclassed by Arsenal during this afternoon's 4-1 defeat in North London.
Feb 22, 18:09
Manager of Sunderland Gus Poyet gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on December 7, 2013
Gus Poyet: Arsenal defeat a "wake-up call"
Gus Poyet warns Sunderland of the "embarrassment" they could face in Sunday's League Cup final with Manchester City unless they improve their performances.
Feb 22, 18:05
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger prior to kick-off against Crystal Palace on October 26, 2013
Arsene Wenger delighted with win against Sunderland
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal's win against Sunderland is a crucial result for his side.
Feb 22, 17:55
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
Tomas Rosicky: "It was a great goal"
Tomas Rosicky believes that his first goal of the season in his side's 4-1 win over Sunderland was a "typical Arsenal goal".
Feb 22, 17:49
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole looks back over Arsenal's 4-1 victory against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
Match Report
Arsenal extinguish memories of their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich with a 4-1 win against Sunderland in the Premier League.
Live Commentary
Find out how Arsenal overcame Sunderland at the Stadium of Light with Sports Mole's text updates.
HT Report
Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky score in a comfortable first half for Arsenal against Sunderland.
Team News
Mesut Ozil is dropped from the Arsenal squad for the Premier League match against Sunderland this afternoon.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Arsenal's Premier League match against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.
Head to Head
Sep 14, 2013 3pm
Sunderland
1-3
Arsenal
Gardener (46')
Lloris (86')
Giroud (10'), Ramsey (67', 76')
Feb 9, 2013 3pm
Aug 18, 2012 3pm
Feb 11, 2012 3pm
Oct 16, 2011 1.30pm
Arsenal
2-1
Sunderland
Van Persie (1', 82')
Song Billong (57'), Koscielny (63'), van Persie (83')
Larsson (31')
Vaughan (52'), Larsson (55'), Brown (61')



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1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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