Arsenal v Sunderland: Confirmed starting line-up's – Ozil to make his 30th appearance

Arsenal star Mesut Özil

Arsenal take on Sunderland hoping to remain third in the Premier League table and close the gap with second placed Manchester City to two points.

The Gunners have won seven and lost none of their last 10 Premier League matches against Sunderland but will be without Mathieu Debuchy, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged starting lineup in his last six games but has opted to field Jack Wilshere in place of Francis Coquelin.

Mesut Özil will make his 30th appearance of the season for the Gunners tonight.

Arsenal will be hoping Olivier Giroud keeps up his good form against Sunderland, the Frenchman has scored three goals in four Premier League games against the Black Cats.

Stadium: Emirates
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Cazorla, Wilshere, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea (c), Coates, Cattermole, Larsson, Johnson, Graham, Defoe, Wickham
Subs: Rodwell, Fletcher, Reveillere, Giaccherini, Vergini, Buckley, Mannone