Average Statistics 2011/12
|Time first goal scored||40 mins||27 mins|
|Time first goal conceded||31 mins||36 mins|
Arsenal to win:
Bet365 & Paddypower are offering odds of 6/4 for the Gunners to win away.
Skybet are offering the best odds at 12/5
Sunderland to win:
Paddypower are offering odds of 19/10 for Sunderland to win at the Stadium of Light.
allArsenal’s Special Bet:
allArsenal’s Special Bet: Anytime Goalscorer = Robin Van Persie=21/20
Robin van Persie has scored seven goals in his last nine FA Cup appearances.
Robin van Persie is the top scorer at Arsenal this season with 28 goals, with the next best – Theo Walcott – having scored six.
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Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2
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The two clubs have been drawn together six times, with each side progressing on three occasions.
Sunderland have won only two FA Cup home matches, drawing two and losing two.
The Gunners have only kept only two clean sheets since the turn of the year, one of which was in the FA Cup.
Other Match facts:
The Gunners have won only two of their last seven FA Cup ties away from home.
Arsenal’s first FA Cup tie under Arsene Wenger was against Sunderland, with the Gunners wining 2-0 at Roker Park in a 3rd Round replay in 1997.
When the two sides met at the Emirates Stadium, Robin van Persie scored Arsenal’s fastest-ever Premier League goal (29 seconds).
The only three games Martin O’Neill has lost as Sunderland manager have been odd-goal defeats to Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal (in the Premier League last weekend).
Sunderland have scored just nine goals more than Robin van Persie has in all competitions this season.
Arsenal gave conceded the same amount of goals away from home in the Premier League this season as Sunderland have both home and away.