Any hopes Sunderland had of bouncing straight back from the nightmarish 8-0 defeat at Southampton last week were demolished as two terrible errors handed Arsenal a comfortable win.
Arsene Wenger did not bring the famous "Invincibles" of 2004 to the Stadium of Light, but even the Gunners of 2014 proved far too good for a home side that looked every inch relegation contenders.
The muttering among home supporters at the end revealed widespread recognition that some of Gus Poyet's squad are simply not...
SUNDERLAND, England -- A trio of observations on Arsenal's 2-0 win vs. Sunderland in the Premier League.
Similar pain for sloppy Sunderland and Mannone
This time, Vito Mannone only had to pick the ball from his net just twice. That was rather better than eight as suffered at Southampton, but Sunderland could not prevent Arsenal from escaping the north-east with an important win, only the third victory of their halting Premier League campaign. Mannone, though, will rue a last-minute skew that doubled...
Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.
The Chile international needed no second invitation after Brown scuffed an attempted back-pass straight into his path and looked on in horror as he raced almost half the length of the pitch before beating goalkeeper Mannone with ease.
And there was worse to come for the Italian, who handed Sanchez a second in injury-time as he made a mess of a back-pass.
Once again, the Black Cats,...
We've seen iconic footballing moments such as the 1966 World Cup final, Dennis Bergkamp's magnificent goal for Netherlands against Argentina in 1998 and Luis Suarez's bite faithfully recreated using the medium of Lego over the years, so it's only fitting that Santiago Vergini's inimitable own goal at St Mary's on Saturday should join the brick-by-brick pantheon.
Strangely, the Lego version is far, far less blocky and awkward than the real thing.