09 January 2016

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Vote for Player Ratings/MotM!

Arsenal booked passaged in the FA Cup's fourth round proper by seeing off a surprisingly spirited Sunderland 3-1, but it was nervy in the early going. The Black Cats looked more lively and opened the scoring after a gaffe from Gibbs left Koscielny with nothing to do, and Lens pounced on it. It didn't take long for us to respond, with Ox picking out Walcott on the wing, who dribbled to the endline before cutting a cross back against the grain. Joel Campbell sliced in and perfectly half-volleyed it in. There it stood, and it looked more and more like we'd end in a draw, forcing a replay. However, Ramsey and Arteta came on for the impressive Iwobi and less-convincing Chambers, and Ramsey had an immediate impact, doing his level best to imitate Campbell's finish. This seemed to let the air out of Allardyce's boys, and Giroud flattened them with another goal to make it 3-1. Lovely result. Let's get down to the poll!