Here are 9 things you should know about Arsenal and Sunderland before tomorrow’s kick-off:
2. In the past two seasons Arsenal have had a player sent off in their opening Premier League fixture – Laurent Koscielny and Gervinho.
3. The last time these two sides met Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners, thanks to a last-minute goal from the great Thierry Henry.
4. The Gunners have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League games against Sunderland.
5. Arsenal managed to recoup the most points from losing positions than any other team last season.
6. In their 19 Premier League home games last season Arsene Wenger’s side never won a single penalty at home.
7. 28% of the goals Sunderland conceded last season were from headers.
8. Arsenal haven’t won at The Emirates since the 16th of April 2011, losing to Wigan 2-1.
9. Martin O’Neill’s side haven’t tasted victory away from home since the 25th of February 2011, drawing three and losing four.
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