Arsenal came back to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Emirates stadium in an exciting league game on Saturday.
Arsenal came into this game facing some major injury crisis with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Oxlade Chamberlain, Tomas Rosick, Santi Carzola, Alexis Sanchez, Mikel Arteta all missing in action.
The game started with both sides playing cautiously. Arsenal however came out of their shelves and started thumbing a resilient Sunderland with Campbell, Ozil and Giroud spearheading the torment.
The game did not look drab as one could sense that an opener in the game was just some time away.
The goal did arrive and it was Arsenal who did it in style through a well taken goal by Joel Campbell in the 33 minute from a teasing pass from Ozil.
In the 38 minute, Olivier Giroud tried to con a penalty out of a self inflicted tumble in the Sunderland box from a harmless Kaboul tackle but the referee would have none of that.
A nervous Arsenal defense bulged in to pressure from Sunderland’s harmless free-kick and conceded an own goal through Olivier Giroud who had come back to offer support on the stroke of half-time.
The first half looked like ending at 1-1 until Aaron Ramsey found himself in a position which should have seen him put Arsenal in front, but he missed narrowly.
In the second half, Arsenal started right from on set with pressure on their opponents but a 57 minute big chance from a corner by M’villa which was connected by Fletcher was saved by Cech who happened to be at the right position.
With Arsenal’s increased possession, their supporters found their voice and it paid off.
A 67 minute in swinger from Ramsey found Giroud connect with a low header into the net for his eight goal of the season.
At 2-1 for Arsenal, Wenger did some changes by bringing on Theo Walcott for Chamberlain, and Gibbs for Campbell.
It paid off for the Gunners, as a huff and puff in the Sunderland 18-yard box deflected off a defender and found its way into the path of Ramsey who shot into the net to end it 3-1 for Arsenal.
Other Sat EPL Results
Stoke 2 - 0 Man City
West Brom 1 – 1 Tottenham
Watford 2 - 0 Norwich
Swansea 0 - 3 Leicester
Southampton 1 – 1 Aston Villa
Man Utd 0 – 0 West Ham