As expected Arsene has made big changes to the Arsenal team this afternoon. Mesut Özil is not even on the bench which comes as little surprise. Tomas Rosicky will play the number ten position as he had done so well last season and Lukas Podolski is given a chance to use that hammer of a left foot from the erm left.

Oliver Giroud is restored back in the team in attack after a two game break so it will be interesting to see how he performs. If needed we have a decent amount of pace on the bench in Chambo, Gnabry and Sanogo so I wouldn't be too surprised to see a possession based patient game from Arsenal to grind down the Black cats.

I hope we see some good runs from Podolski off the ball, he is the one outlet we have in the team so there is little use in him standing outside the box wanting the ball to feet. I fancy him for another goal today, in fact I also fancy Giroud to come back with a goal. Here is hoping.

 

Line Up:

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gnabry, Sanogo, Bendtner