This is a must-win for the Gunners, as they must stake their claim against lesser opponents in order to start climbing their way back up the table after their dismal start to the campaign.
This is not going to be an easy one, however, as Sunderland have surprised in a few matches this season and have played strong since their recent acquisition of Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal.
Bendtner is not eligible to play against the Arsenal side this weekend, due to an ineligibility clause in his loan contract, but let's see how they could play against each other on Sunday.
How might one do that without some sort of time machine, you ask?
Through FIFA 12, of course!