Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal – MOMENTS, STATS
22’ – CROSSBAR! Van Aanholt sees his free kick clatter back off the joint of crossbar and post.
34’ – DOUBLE SAVE: It’s Mannone to the rescue for Sunderland, saving Sanchez’s free kick low to his left before blocking Elneny’s follow-up.
37’ – PENALTY SHOUT! Defoe’s rasping volley in the box comes off Mertesacker’s arm but Mike Dean waves play on.
41’ – PENALTY SHOUT! Now Arsenal have a claim as Yedlin blocks Iwobi’s shot, again with his arm.
50’ – DOUBLE SAVE! Cech blocks Defoe’s effort before stretching to keep oot M’Vila on the follow-up.
64’ – DEFOE CLOSE: he skins Mertesacker yet again but lobs his finish a few yards wide of an anxious Cech’s post.
80’ – ARSENAL CHANCE: Mannone gets it horribly wrong, mistiming his headed clearance, but Kaboul tackles Welbeck before he can lob into an unguarded net.
Sunderland are now winless in 18 PL home matches against London opposition, since the 3-0 victory against West Ham United on 12 January 2013.
Arsenal have won only three of their last 12 PL matches away from home (D6-L3).