Arsenal go into the game against Sunderland on Wednesday night knowing that a point will all-but secure automatic Champions League qualification.
The Black Cats also know that a single point will save them from relegation and guarantee them Premier League football for another season at the very least
Arsenal have won seven of their last 10 games against Sunderland, losing none of the other three but they go into this game having not scored a goal at home for the last two league games. Should they fail to score on Wednesday night they will have failed in three successive league games at the Emirates for the first time since February 2009.
That shouldn’t be a problem, however, as Olivier Giroud, in line to start against the struggling side, has found the net in three of his last four league games against them and he’s certainly due a goal, having not found the back of the net in the league since the 4-1 win over Liverpool on 4th April.