Sunderland vs. Arsenal: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2013

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14:  Mesut Oezil of Arsenal takes on Valentin Roberge of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on September 14, 2013 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

Goals: Olivier Giroud, 10' (0-1), Craig Gardner penalty, 47' (1-1), Aaron Ramsey 67' (1-2), Aaron Ramsey 75' (1-3).

Arsenal won their first game with Mesut Ozil in the team after a terrific battle with Sunderland. Ozil claimed an assist just 10 minutes into his Gunners career with some great control and vision, well-dispatched by the in-form Olivier Giroud.

The away side should have been out of sight by half-time, but a quick-fire penalty after the break changed the momentum of the match. A second-half brace from Ramsey sealed the win, though a controversial refereeing decision denied Jozy Altidore an equaliser that would have made it 2-2. 

Lineups:

Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Colback, Roberge, Diakite, Vaughan (Gardner), Mavrias, Ki, Johnson, Fletcher, Altidore.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud.