Sunderland v Arsenal – TEAM NEWS & LINE UP
Jack Rodwell returns to Sunderland’s squad after illness but Jeremain Lens is struggling with a virus.
Defender DeAndre Yedlin is doubtful with an ankle injury but Fabio Borini has shaken off a shin problem.
Jack Wilshere could make the Arsenal squad for the first time this season after recovering from a broken leg.
Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky are back in training after respective Achilles and thigh injuries but are unlikely to feature.
Sunderland : Mannone, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, Kone, Kirchhoff, M’Vila, Cattermole, Borini, Khazri, Defoe.
Substitutes: Pickford, Jones, Larsson, Rodwell, N’Doye, O’Shea, Watmore.