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Last updated : 20 February 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 16 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, as the Gunners edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 OctSunderland1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 11 MaySunderland0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 07 OctArsenal3 - 2SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Mon 01 MaySunderland0 - 3ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 05 NovArsenal3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Tue 25 OctSunderland0 - 3ArsenalLGEC
2002/2003Sun 11 MaySunderland0 - 4ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Gunners have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Black Cats's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 44 points they have accumulated from 25 games. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 30 points from their 25 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Gunners, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Sunderland Not won in previous 4 away matches.