Arsenal v Sunderland teams: Gunners star misses out, Sunderland man plays

Arsenal are without Laurent Koscielny, who misses out after suffering a recurrence of a calf problem.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, but Alexis Sanchez has been passed fit to play despite picking up a knock against Stoke.

The Gunners need to win tonight’s game at the Emirates Stadium in order to preserve their slim chance of securing a top-four finish.

Relegated Sunderland make two changes, with the fit-again Lee Cattermole returning to their starting line-up.

Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Gibbs, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.
Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck.

Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Manquillo, O’Shea, Kone, Oviedo, Ndong, Larsson, Cattermole, Borini, Defoe.
Subs: Mannone, Love, Januzaj, Lescott, Gooch, Gibson, Rodwell.

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