Sunderland are in a delicate situation, currently occupy 18th place, leads in the first second echelon, but having good chances to avoid relegation, and with a victory in this dispute could climb one position in the rankings. The hosts of this afternoon come after a victory even before the main rival to avoid relegation, Norwich, who were defeated away to score the show, putting an end to a series of negative six matches without success in the Premier League. In a ranking of matches played at home “black cats” is the second smallest, only managed to accumulate 17 points in 16 matches played at Stadium of Light, they managed four wins and five draws. Sam Allardyce’s band has a goal weakly, pointing out 39 times this season, cashed 57 goals.
Arsenal makes a modest season, again laughing title, is currently in fourth place in the standings, 10 points behind leaders Leicester. “Gunners” come after five stages that have achieved victories with Everton, Watford and West Brom, having drawn in disputes with West Ham and Crystal Palace. Wenger’s band is not bad developments when playing away from “home”, managed eight wins and five draws in 17 trips, losing only four times. Londoners have now aim to rank on a Champions League place at the end of 38 rounds, but its ranking them is threatened by Manchester United that lies just four points behind. Despite the offensive players available, Arsenal have the worst attack in the top four, managed to score 58 times in 34 league matches, having also a modest defensive, receiving 34 goals this season.
Mannoni – Younes, Kaboul, Kone, Van Aanholt – Kirchhoff, M’Vila, Cattermole – Borini, Watmore – Defoe
Cech – Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal – Ramsey, Elneny – Sanchez, Iwobi, Ozil – Giroud