• Arsenal have lost just one of their last 20 Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland (W12 D7 L1).
  • Sunderland have not won away at Arsenal in the league since November 1983, losing 10 of the 14 visits since.
  • Despite Sunderland not scoring in four of the last five visits to the Emirates Stadium, the Black Cats have taken points three times in those encounters with 0-0 draws.
  • Mesut Ӧzil made his debut in the reverse fixture earlier this season and set up Olivier Giroud’s opening goal.
  • Sunderland have gone six on the road without defeat in the Premier League (W3 D3 L0) - this after winning just one point in their eight PL away games (D1 L7) prior to this run.
  • Adam Johnson has scored or assisted eight goals in six PL apps so far in 2014, one more than he was involved in over 2013 as a whole (seven in 35 apps).
  • The Gunners have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League games in the month of February (W13 D3 L1).
  • Arsenal have not conceded a Premier League goal at the Emirates Stadium for seven hours and 36 minutes.
  • All five of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s Premier League goals and all five of his Premier League assists have come at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Sunderland have conceded the highest number of goals following crosses in the Premier League this season (12).