Sunderland v Arsenal Odds : Mesut Ozil & Olivier Giroud should fire Gunners to victory

Mesut Ozil & Olivier Giroud could be the difference as we bring you the latest Sunderland v Arsenal odds as the aforementioned feature heavily in the betting on the game at the Stadium of Light.

A rejuvenated Arsenal will look to pile on the misery for second bottom Sunderland when they travel up to the North East on Saturday.

The Gunners, written off following their opening day defeat to Aston Vila, have bounced back in stunning fashion to beat Fulham and Spurs to currently sit four in the table.



Latest Odds : Sunderland 5/1, draw 29/10, Arsenal 7/10
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A summer of transfer despair was forgotten on deadline day when the club announced the signing of attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

The arrival of the German International has not only raised the prospect of a sustained title challenge it has eased the injury crisis that engulfed Arsenal.

The £42.5 million pound man, dubbed the signing of the summer by many, is set to make his debut against Paolo Di Canio’s men despite training for just two days with his new team-mates.

The former Real Madrid man is likely to start in midfield with doubts over Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey, all of whom returned from International duty nursing injuries.

At this stage is looks like Mathieu Flamini is likely to his midfield partner and with doubts over the fitness of Theo Walcott, Arsene Wenger, already missing Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Yaya Sanogo and Thomas Vermaelen is down to the bones for the trip to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland meanwhile have yet to taste victory this season with their only point coming in the 1-1 draw away to Southampton. Di Canio’s side have lost to Fulham and Crystal Palace already with the feel-good factor brought about by an ambitious summer recruitment drive slowly starting to ebb away.

Three more signings were added on deadline day with Ki Sung-Yueng, Andrea Dossena and Fabio Borini with all three likely to be in the squad for the visit of the Gunners.

As too are Lee Cattermole, US international Jozy Altidore and Scotland striker Steven Fletcher however the suspended John O’Shea, sent off against Palace, Craig Gardener and Phil Bardsley all miss out.

It could be another frustrating day for Paulo Di Canio and his side as Arsene Wenger has finally brought some quality signings to the Emirates in the form of Mesut Ozil, and the Gunners look capable of passing Di Canio’s side off the park.

The one positive the Black Cats can take is the reemergence of striker Steven Fletcher from a long term ankle injury, and the responsibility will once again fall on the ex Wolves man to lead the line.

The Gunners this time however cannot be overlooked as Paddy Power throw up a tempting price of 7/10 for the away win – one which should be taken.

This one kicks off at the Stadium of Light at 15:00 GMT Sat.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.