Arsenal triumphed 3-1 over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, as two Aaron Ramsey goals were the difference between the two sides after a second-half Craig Gardner penalty cancelled out an early Giroud finish.
This game was much anticipated due to the debut of Mesut Ozil, the Gunners' deadline day signing. Because of the international break, fans had to wait a whole extra week in order to catch their new German in action.
Arsenal were the better side, but Jozy Altidore's goal could have stood to pull the Black Cats level at 2-2. As we have been getting used to seeing, the Gunners played very well in the first half but dropped off significantly in the second, which allowed Sunderland opportunities.
Here are five talking points from the match.