Arsenal v. Sunderland – Match ThreadBy: Perry | August 18th, 2012
Sorry for no LiveBlog today as I’m still working out the details there, so please use this match thread as we embark on the new season ahead.
I’ve done all of my pre-match rituals – extra rich black coffee and exactly one boiled egg…last time I did this, we defeated Man City! – I hope you’ve done yours. With that ridiculous transfer saga behind us, I’m really excited for this match and new season to start.
Match starts in about 30 minutes and the lineups are as such (thanks SJG)…
Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Arteta, Cazorla, Walcott, Gervinho, Podolski. Bench: Mannone, Djourou, Coquelin, Santos, Ramsey, Arshavin, Giroud.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Richardson, O’Shea, Cuellar, Larsson, McClean, Cattermole, Colback, Sessegnon, Campbell. Bench: Wickham, Kilgallon, Meyler, Bramble, Saha, Elmohamady, Westwood.
UP THE ARSE!