Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal Highlights
Santi Cazorla hit Arsenal’s 50th league goal of the season to earn Arsene Wenger’s 10 men a victory which lifted them to fifth spot in the table.
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Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday, 9 February, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
0-1 Cazorla 35′
1st Match Highlight
Jenkinson Red Card
Sunderland’s only win in their last 18 league meetings with Arsenal came at the Stadium of Light in November 2009 when Darren Bent scored the decisive goal.
The Black Cats have only scored two first-half goals in the 23 Premier League meetings between the clubs and have never been ahead at the interval.
The reverse fixture on the opening day of the season ended goalless. Arsenal had 23 shots (including blocked shots) without scoring, their most attempts without a goal in a Premier League game since April 2007 against West Ham.
Arsene Wenger has lost only one of his 18 league matches against teams managed by Martin O’Neill (W10, D7, L1).
Sunderland have won half of their last eight league matches, drawing one and losing three.
They have kept four clean sheets in their last five home matches.
Their season’s tally of nine clean sheets in the Premier League is bettered only by Manchester City (11).
Martin O’Neill’s side have only won one of their 13 matches against top-half opposition this season (W1, D5, L7).
Steven Fletcher has scored the most opening goals in the Premier League this season (six).
The Gunners have won 11 league matches this season, their lowest tally after 25 games since Arsene Wenger took charge in September 1996.
They are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches played in the month of February since a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in 2010.
Arsenal have not led at half-time in any of their last eight Premier League matches. Seventeen of their last 20 league goals have been scored in the second half.
Wenger’s side would be top of the league if only the second half of matches counted.
According to Opta, Arsenal have made a league-high 13 errors leading to goals this season.
Lukas Podolski has 12 goals and 11 assists in 31 league and cup games for Arsenal.