Five images that summed up Arsenal’s victory over Sunderland
Anything other than victory for Arsenal would have been a disaster. A pre-Halloween nightmare, if you will.
Luckily for Gunners worldwide, their side obliged in providing an expected victory. This was the sort of fixture that may previously have troubled the Gunners, a banana skin that would too frequently see Arsenal players slipping and sliding around like a far inferior side. This team has experience, a relaxed cockiness and the quality to overcome such difficulties.
Sunderland are hardly the greatest challenge Arsenal will face this season, but a Saturday lunchtime game in the North East will always present its own unique bunch of difficulties. The Gunners strode to victory with relative comfort, controlling the tempo of the game throughout, while limiting the Black Cats to the odd cross.
On a sunny, fresh afternoon at the Stadium of Light, Arsenal were dominant. They looked a side capable of winning multiple trophies this season.
Here are several of the images that told the story…