Premier League : Sunderland v Arsenal Team News

Tags: 2016/17 Premier League

Published: 14:30 18/09/2010

With Chelsea not playing until tomorrow Arsenal will go top of the Premier League tonight if they can take three points away from the Stadium of Light today . Captain Cesc Fabregas has quickly got over the disappointment of missing out on a move to Barcelona and has been is superb form for the Gunners at the start of the season . Long term injuries rule out Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie (both ankle), Nicklas Bendtner (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) for Arsenal who will also be without Abou Diaby (ankle) and centre back Thomas Vermaelen (achilles) . Jack Wilshire will expect to retain his place in midfield after a good performance against Braga midweek . Sunderland have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League whilst Arsenal have had six opponents sent off in their last fifteen Premier League games . Sunderland go into the game without Lee Cattermole who is suspended more often than he plays and will also miss Michael Turner in defence and probably John Mensah through injury . However Anton Ferdinand and Titus Bramble have looked solid in defence so far this season and Christian Riveros will get the chance today to prove his worth . It seems likely that manager Steve Bruce will go with a five man midfield with Darren Bent playing wide on the left and new signing Asamoah Gyan up front . Danny Welbeck should be involved at some stage in what is likely to be a fast , lively game that could see plenty of goals . Over 2.5 goals is worth a bet at 8/11 with Boylesports with Darren Bent outstanding value at 7/1 to score the first goal . Also good value is the 5/6 with Bet365 for a booking before the 33rd minute .

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