Five Key Battles that will decide Sunderland vs Arsenal

Arsenal will be looking to continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League when they visit the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland at the weekend.

The Gunners haven’t lost since their 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on the opening day – a run which stretches to 13 matches in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger’s side missed their chance to go top last weekend after they only managed a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough when Manchester City dropped points against Everton.

Arsenal could be without key players Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, as well as top scorer Theo Walcott, but it’s likely they will continue with the 4-2-3-1 formation which has already brought them so much success this season.

Sunderland are currently in 20th and have yet to win this season. David Moyes will be doing all he can to secure a result after being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Southampton midweek.

With both sides desperate for all three points, it could well come down to which team dominates the key individual battles. We’ve taken a look at FIVE that will decide the outcome in Saturday’s early kickoff.