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Team News: Arsenal vs Sunderland

Normal football resumes for the Gunners today after a couple of weeks to digest yet another loss to our North London rivals.

We`re currently suffering our worst start to a Premier League season ever, a start that contains our heaviest defeat in 120 odd years.

The comfort of today`s game is that we`re playing at home, and against a team who have been as woeful as we have. If a victory is not forth coming I`ll be officially, what`s technically known as, crapping myself about our season.

Here`s how the two teams line up.

Arsenal
• 13 Szczesny
• 04 Mertesacker
• 06 Koscielny
• 25 Jenkinson
• 28 Gibbs
• 07 Rosicky
• 08 Arteta
• 14 Walcott
• 17 Song
• 10 Van Persie
• 27 Gervinho

Substitutes
• 21 Fabianski
• 11 Santos
• 20 Djourou
• 23 Arshavin
• 26 Frimpong
• 30 Benayoun
• 09 Park Chu-Young

Sunderland
• 22 Mignolet
• 04 Turner
• 05 Brown
• 11 Richardson
• 16 O'Shea
• 06 Cattermole
• 07 Larsson
• 14 Colback
• 15 Vaughan
• 27 Elmohamady
• 28 Sessegnon

Substitutes
• 20 Westwood
• 40 Laing
• 08 Gardner
• 18 Meyler
• 23 McClean
• 10 Wickham
• 17 Ji Dong-Won





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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 16 2011

Time: 1:09PM

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Relegation 6 pointer
ajwb
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16/10/2011 13:28:00

im driving 325 miles to watch this match, please please let it be money well spent
cornish gooner
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16/10/2011 13:30:00

sorry should have read ive driven 325 miles
cornish gooner
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16/10/2011 13:32:00

Great start, what's happened to Ramsey does anyone know?
bowiecokemirror
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16/10/2011 13:38:00

Dropped? bad form
ajwb
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16/10/2011 13:46:00

haha just can't ******** defend properly can we....
Armory
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16/10/2011 14:04:00

Not much to defend from a freekick like that
ajwb
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16/10/2011 14:35:00

We seem to be awful at taking set pieces as well as defending from them
bowiecokemirror
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16/10/2011 14:50:00

That was a needless free kick to give away. If we started closing down and defending as a team we would not be in this pos.
Armory
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16/10/2011 14:56:00

Where would we be without RVP?
bowiecokemirror
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16/10/2011 15:11:00

Walcott should have gone off instead of Gervinho, he looks completely disinterested
bowiecokemirror
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16/10/2011 15:14:00

Walcott is invisible bkm that's why he was not taken off....no one can find him.
Armory
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16/10/2011 15:18:00

Where is Oxlad
ajwb
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16/10/2011 17:13:00

I think the Manager has given too much 'trial' time to Theo. Time to allow him warm the bench for a few games; may just help to bring his spark back (I know there was one). He did little today.
Naijagunner
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16/10/2011 20:37:00

A good 3 pts. There are still lots of shaky moments and a few negatives, but right not, its important to keep grinding out the results for pts. Invaluable. RvP is world class, the best striker in the Premiership. Walcott had a poor game, didnt get involved at all in the entire 1st half! Arshavin looked good in his brief time on the pitch, I really hope he gets back some form. If there is another person who can conjure up goals out of nothing, its him.
prits
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16/10/2011 20:41:00

Anyone notice Rosicky doing that fkin thing again from free kicks where he just doesn't turn around? Thought it was a one off at OT but obviously not.
shewore
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17/10/2011 10:29:00

I noticed that again shewore, he just walks away without seeing the outcome of the free kick. I don’t know why he does it but it certainly can’t be beneficial because he’s not in a position to react if the ball doesn’t go in. It’s interesting that both times a goal has been conceded so maybe he has a sixth sense about these things. I would like him to explain just what exactly the reason is and enlighten us because at the moment his actions are just plain negligent.
Sir Henry
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