Straight from their Champions League defeat over Bayern Munich last midweek, this Saturday, February 22, Arsenal are gearing for an important Premier League tie against Sunderland at Emirates Stadium. The home side are definitely keen on redeeming their disappointment along with keeping their title challenge alive as another negative result on this weekend battle could further jeopardize their chance in catching up with current league leader, Chelsea.
However, it might not be an easy task for Gunners in overcoming their struggling opponent, as Sunderland are also in dire need for points to keep their survival mission going strong. The Black Cats are currently sitting in that bottom three position, so grabbing maximum points will be their main target on that weekend tie, although it's far from an easy task, considering the quality of their opponent.
Gunners successfully redeeming their disappointment from that Champions League defeat as this weekend they snatched a convincing home victory over Sunderland at Emirates Stadium. French international, Olivier Giroud was a start on that encounter as he two goals on 5 and 31 minutes, before Thomas Rosicky adding a third one on 42 minutes and Laurent Koscielny sealed things off on 57 minutes. The visitor themselves can only snatched a late consolation from Emanuele Giaccherini's strike nine minutes from time.