ARSENAL 3 SUNDERLAND 1 – Start of Dream December?

 

Author: @A96oaye

Well, what a start to “Dream December”. After that difficult game, we can start looking forward to a “date with destiny” tie at Olympiacos on Wednesday night.

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The majority of the first half was all Sunderland as they looked the more threatening side. Arsenal on the other hand, were slow, but did eventually pick up the pace slightly when Joel Campbell scored to put Arsenal in the lead via through ball by Mesut Ozil.

With that assist, that positions Ozil to beat Thierry Henrys record of 20 assists in a single season- a feat that was achieved in the 2002-03 season.  His 14 assists in 12 this season so far is nothing short of incredible, and no doubt can he go on to beat his record. And being only four assists short of Cesc Fabregas’ record of 18 just goes to show why Mesut Ozil is the “assist master” if you like.

Just before the end of the first-half, after what looked like Arsenal were the better side of the half,  Sunderland equalised via an own-goal by Olivier Giroud.

The start of the second half showed some improvement by Arsenal but the flow proved enough to unseat an otherwise stubborn Sunderland side.

In the 63rd minute, Olivier Giroud then put things right with a goal to put Arsenal ahead for the second time after an assist by Aaron Ramsey. That sparred the blushes of Giroud who sliced the ball though his own net towards the end of the first-half.

Arsenal were up against a stern Sunderland side who were vying for an equaliser, but just couldn’t get there.

Towards the end, Aaron Ramsey scored in added time to assure Arsenal of the vital three points needed to start off a crucial month in the Premier League calendar.

With that win, that puts Arsene Wengers winning tally over Sam Allardyce at 13 wins, and 46 points.

These are the sort of matches we have to win, and earning maximum points today, and throughout December will judge whether we have what it takes to win the title.

With that win put behind us, we can now start to look ahead to a “win or bust” match at Olympiacos.

 

 

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