The Gunners stroll to an easy victory against the Black Cats…
Arsenal player ratings
- 01 Wojciech Szczesny – 6
The Polish stopper had a pretty quiet afternoon at the Emirates, and could do nothing to stop Giaccherini’s stunning volley late on.
- 03 Bacary Sagna – 8
A truly excellent performance from the Frenchman. He bombarded up the right continuously, essentially playing like a winger instead of a fullback.
- 04 Per Mertesacker – 7
The giant German dominated the aerial battle with Altidore, and will be disappointed his side didn’t keep a clean sheet.
- 06 Laurent Koscielny (Flamini – 67′ ) – 6
Was strong and composed in defence, and also scored a goal, but unfortunately had to leave the pitch early with an injury.
- 17 Nacho Monreal (Jenkinson – 45′ ) – 6
Didn’t do anything wrong in the first-half, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will hope his injury isn’t too serious, with Kieran Gibbs also on the sidelines.