Arsenal have started this Premier League season in top form and the Gunners are hot favourites to beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon .
Arsenal have accumulated thirteen premier league goals so far this term with eight players already on the scoresheet and manager Arsene Wenger will be confident following his side's 6-0 demolition of Braga in the Champions League .
However Sunderland will also fancy their chances today after beating Arsenal in this fixture last season and drawing with the Gunners at the Stadium of Light in 2008 .
New record signing Asamoah Gyan will help to lift expectation on wearside and Sunderland have a good home record with only three defeats in their last twenty three home games .
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is considering whether to play five in midfield in an effort to retain more possesion with Darren Bent possibly being asked to play wide .
A rejuvenated Kieran Richardson will be the Sunderland captain today because of the suspension to Lee Cattermole and the Black Cats carry a bigger goal threat this season .
The second half performance against Man City was Sunderland's best for some time and they have the firepower to score against Arsenal .
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The Stadium of Light should provide a great atmosphere for the tea time kick off live on ESPN at 5.30pm .