Arsenal and Sunderland play at Emirates Stadium in the 34th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In the last confrontation between these teams in this competition, Arsenal won away by 1-4. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 09 01 2016, in an FA Cup game that ended with Arsenal winning 3-1. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team contests a match overdue for the 34th round against Sunderland after 21 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses in their league games so far. Arsenal are back at home for the English Premier League, trying to keep up the good performance they have come to reach their fourth consecutive win in the competition and try to finish in the top four. As principal, the team has the fourth best campaign of the championship, being that it gained thirty-nine of the fifty-one points that disputed until then. Their defense at home is one of the less leaked, having conceded only fifteen goals in seventeen matches, and in eight of them they did not allow visitors to score. This game is up. The game should get under way at 3-4-2-1, and Sanchez should have chosen a new opportunity in the game. Wenger will not have at his disposal only the player Oxlade Chamberlain.
Probable lineup: Petr Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Welbeck.
Sunderland enters the field for their penultimate match for the English Championship just to comply with the table, since there is no more chance of escaping the relegation. The team has a very bad moment, having won just one victory in the last twelve games. As a visitor, the team made a terrible campaign throughout the championship, having won only ten of the fifty-one points played so far. Their attack when they play away is one of the most ineffective, scoring just twelve goals in seventeen games, with ten of them failing to clear the scoring. For this match, the coach should keep the team in 4-3-3, with Jones standing out on the right side. They were out of this game, Watmore, McNair, Kirchhoff, Cattermole and Pienaar.
Probable lineup: Pickford, Jones, Koné, O’Shea, Manquillo, Denayer, Borini, Larsson, Ndong, Anichebe, Defoe.
Arsenal vs Sunderland Prediction
This confrontation marks the meeting between two teams that have made very different campaigns throughout the English Championship. While Arsenal remained at the top of the table, Sunderland spent much of the competition in the relegation zone, and is now guaranteed in the second division next season. The home team has the third best attack of the league, standing out in the attacks by the tips and the efficiency in the finalizations. Sunderland has the second worst attack of the competition, with difficulty in maintaining the possession of the ball, while its defense also shows several problems. So as we will have a great home-bout attack against the championship flashlight, it’s a good bet to opt for a match on the Arsenal side at halftime