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Arsenal

  • Nketiah (17’minutes, 49’minutes, 57’minutes), 
  • Pépé (27’minutes)
  • Patino(90’minutes)

Sunderland

First Half

Arsenal have chosen the match to allow some match time to fringe players such as Pepe. However, the Gunners fielded a strong bench..in case the match turns South.

In his 100th match for Arsenal, Pepe added a 2nd following Nketiah’s bundled opener. Despite, this Sunderland refused to lie down, and pulled one back through Broadhead, before continuing to threaten right up to the break.

It will be interesting to see how much emphasis Arteta puts on this match during the 2nd half, and whether there will be more first team regulars should Sunderland look close to overpowering the Gunners.

2nd Half

Arsenal come out with a slender 1 goal lead. Can they manage the game well to see it out?

Nketiah again on 49 minutes! Arsenal have a 2 goal cushion restored after fine work from Tavares!!

Sunderland respond by winning a corner, which Ben White comfortably clears.

Balogun gets a yellow card after reacting strongly to a challenge on Nketiah, he will need to tone down the aggression for the remainder of the match.

Sunderland hit the outside of the post! They refuse to lie down and the fight continues!

Following our earlier report that Balogun needs to be careful now, Xhaka is sent on to replace him after 55 minutes.

Nketiah gets a hat trick following fine work from Pepe!

Hume gets a yellow card for dragging back Pepe on 59 minutes.

Gabriel replaces Ben White on 72 minutes, Martinelli also on for Odegaard. Wright then brings down Martinelli as he was about to break clear, getting a yellow.

Emile Smith Rowe is off, replaced by Patino!

Patino scores with a side foot on 90 minutes!!!!!

And that’s it! Arsenal make short work of Sunderland and the fringe players excel!!!

Londonlad
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