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Emirates Stadium (ATT 60,078) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Foy

Arsenal Arsenal vs Sunderland Sunderland

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  1. A frustrating start to life without van Persie for the Gunners but a very creditable point for Sunderland.

  2. 94

    Mignolet punches away Arshavin's corner and referee Foy blows for full-time.

  3. 93

    Another corner after Meyler heads away Cazorla's cross...

  4. 92

    No. Cazorla's corner is headed away by the first man at the near post. A real waste.

  5. 91

    Arsenal force a corner. Is this their chance?

  6. 90

    Four minutes of added time to play...

  7. 88

    Sunderland are keeping the ball now as well as they have at any period during this second half. This will be a thoroughly deserved point if they can hold on.

  8. 83

    WHAT A CHANCE! Cazorla's beautiful pass splits the Sunderland defence but Giroud, who has only Mignolet to beat from a central postion in the box, slices wide of the target. That's the best chance Arsenal have created, and wasted.

  9. 81

    Arshavin tees up fellow substitute Ramsey, who shoots woefully over the crossbar. Sunderland look tired but Mignolet remains untroubled.

  10. 79

    Sunderland also make their final change, with an exhausted-looking Larsson limping off to make way for Meyler.

  11. 78

    Walcott's afternoon is over, with the winger having been replaced by Arshavin.

  12. 76

    Groans around the Emirates once more after Jenkinson's cross is volleyed high over the bar by Giroud.

  13. 71

    Elmohamady is on in place of Campbell, who has grafted hard during his 70 minutes. Cuellar is also feeling the effects of the heat, with the Spaniard suffering from cramp.

  14. 70

    Ramsey replaces Diaby, and the Welshman is immediately involved, shooting low but straight at Mignolet.

  15. 68

    Halfway through the second half and it seems to be a case of 'same old Arsenal'. Sunderland have hardly got out their own half, but Arsenal's attack is breaking down in the congested areas around the box.

  16. 65

    Arsenal also make a change, with Giroud replacing fellow debutant Podolski. Let's see if the Frenchman has any more joy against the stubborn Sunderland defence.

  17. 65

    Saha comes on to make his Sunderland debut, replacing Sessegnon as the visitors' lone frontman.

  18. 63

    Arsenal miss the target once more. Gibbs' volley across the box misses Podolski, but Walcott shoots into the sidenetting from the far post.

  19. 61

    Cazorla goes close again! Cuellar blocks Gervinho's drive but the ball breaks to Cazorla, whose shot on the bounce goes wide of Mignolet's goal.

  20. 58

    Podolski curls his shot harmlessly over the bar. Sunderland breathe a sigh of relief.

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1 Chelsea 4 12
2 Aston Villa 4 10
3 Swansea City 4 9
4 Southampton 4 7
5 Manchester City 4 7
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4 7
7 Arsenal 4 6
8 Liverpool 4 6
9 Manchester United 4 5
10 Hull City 4 5
11 Everton 4 5
12 Leicester City 4 5
13 West Ham United 4 4
14 Stoke City 4 4
15 Sunderland 4 3
16 Queens Park Rangers 4 3
17 Crystal Palace 4 2
18 Burnley 4 2
19 West Bromwich Albion 4 2
20 Newcastle United 4 2