• Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Sunderland (W10 D5 L0).
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last 26 Premier League fixtures against the Gunners, this coming in a 1-0 win back in November 2009 (W1 D9 L16).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored four times in his last four games in all competitions against Sunderland, including twice from the bench with his first two touches in the reverse fixture.
  • If Giroud scores, he’ll be the third player to hit 50 goals at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions (after Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott), while the Frenchman is also just two goals short of becoming the 19th player to score 100 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (currently 98).
  • David Moyes has lost 15 times to Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, his most defeats against a single manager in the competition.
  • Indeed, if the Gunners win it will be Arsene Wenger’s 20th victory in all competitions against David Moyes – more than any other manager he’s faced with Arsenal.
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium (W12 D3 L1), this coming against Watford (1-2) in January.
  • The Gunners haven’t conceded a single goal in their last three Premier League games at home – they haven’t kept four clean sheets in a row at the Emirates Stadium in the competition since February 2014 (five in a row).
  • Sunderland have failed to score in 10 of their last 15 Premier League away matches.
  • Indeed, the Black Cats have now failed to score in 19 Premier League games overall this season, more than any other side – they last failed to score in more in a league season in 2002/03 (20 games).