• Sunderland have won just eight points from their last 17 Barclays Premier League games against the Gunners.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in three successive league appearances, but has not scored any of his 14 Barclays Premier League goals outside of London.
  • Jose Reyes (in 2004/05) scored in each of Arsenal’s opening five Premier League matches.
  • Arsenal have scored in eight successive games in the competition; the longest-such current run in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Mesut Özil has registered 72 goal assists in the last five seasons - more than any other player across Europe's top five leagues.
  • The last six Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light have produced just nine goals.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last nine home games against Arsenal in the Premier League (D3 L5).
  • No-one has created more chances than Santi Cazorla (10) in the Premier League this season.
  • Only Fulham (21) have allowed their opponents more shots on target this season than Arsenal (17).
  • Arsenal have already conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season; as many as they conceded in this period in the whole of 2012-13.
  • Nine of Steven Fletcher’s 12 Premier League goals for Sunderland have come away from home.