3’ BIG CHANCE! Glorious opening for Sunderland, who catch Arsenal cold on the counter-attack. Borini goes clean through but Cech stands up well to the striker and makes the save. That really should have been 1-0 to the visitors.
10’ CECH SAVE! Cech makes another smart save and Arsenal are rocking here. Watmore cuts back for Fletcher and Monreal’s nervy clearance deflects off Flamini and Cech does well to avoid the own goal, palming it around his right post.
33’ GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland: Ozil spots the run of Campbell, who speeds past the out-of-position Yedlin, to guide the ball under the advancing Pantilimon.
45’ GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland: Giroud has put it in his own net! M’Vila’s inswinging corner is dummied by Toivonen and it flicks off Giroud’s shin and into his own net! 1-1.
58’ OFF THE LINE! Cech makes a huge save on the line from Fletcher, after M’Vila’s corner from the right was licked on to the Scot. Fletcher collided with the post as he tried to turn the ball in and is receiving some treatment.
63’ GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland: Giroud scores (at the right end). Ramsey clips a ball in from the left and Giroud produces a fine header, glancing the ball in at the near post.
90’+3 GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Ramsey scores for Arsenal and the points are safe. It’s a scrappy goal to cap a scrappy win as Chamber’s shot is deflected into Ramsey’s path, and he turns it in from close range.