Arsenal’s hopes of ending the season with their first piece of silverware in nine years have taken a knock in recent weeks.
But they’ll be hoping to bounce back with a much needed victory over relegation threatened Sunderland at the Emirates.
The Black Cats have been revived by boss Gus Poyet but have still struggled to pull away from the top three to coincide with their sterling cup efforts.
Here are today’s confirmed starting line-ups for both teams…
#Arsenal team to play Sunderland: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Rosicky, Wilshere, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2014
#SAFC: Mannone, Bardsley, Ki, Johnson, Colback, O'Shea (c), Altidore, Bridcutt, Vergini, Alonso, Borini.
— Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) February 22, 2014