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Gunners to compound Black Cats’ misery

Gunners to compound Black Cats’ misery

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Anything other than an Arsenal victory looks unlikely when they welcome already-relegated Sunderland to the Emirates on Tuesday evening.

As ever the Gunners seem to be saving their best form for the final weeks of the season and only a win will do as they look to maintain their slim hopes of a top-four finish.

In contrast, Sunderland probably cannot wait for the season to end and having avoided the inevitable for a number of years, poor planning and a lack of astuteness in the transfer market finally appears to have caught up with them.

The Gunners have won nine of their last 11 at home in the Premier League and are 2/25 to extend that run.

Following plenty of criticism, Mesut Ozil has found himself again in recent weeks and scored his 12th goal of the season in Saturday’s 4-1 triumph at Stoke.

The German is 33/20 to add to that tally at anytime, while partner in crime Alexis Sanchez, who has netted twice in as many games, is 27/10 to score the opening goal.

As already mentioned, Sunderland have already been relegated and having shown some signs of spirit in beating Hull 2-0, were back to their worst at the weekend as they lost by the same scoreline at home to Swansea.

The Black Cats’ injury list continues to swell and David Moyes has hinted that he will look to give youth a chance in north London.

An away win is an incredible 29/1, with the draw 10/1 and those prices perhaps illustrate the unlikelihood of their chances of a result, especially having failed to score in 10 of their last 12.

One win in 12 also shows how poor they have been and it looks unlikely that they will improve their streak at the Emirates, where they have not won in six, losing four.

Arsenal have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last three home matches and a repeat of that outcome is 16/5.

A home win to zero at 5/8 looks well on the cards with 2-0 priced at 6/1 and 3-0 a decent 11/2.

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