Date: 16th October 2011 at 1:10pm
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Normal football resumes for the Gunners today after a couple of weeks to digest yet another loss to our North London rivals.

We`re currently suffering our worst start to a Premier League season ever, a start that contains our heaviest defeat in 120 odd years.

The comfort of today`s game is that we`re playing at home, and against a team who have been as woeful as we have. If a victory is not forth coming I`ll be officially, what`s technically known as, crapping myself about our season.

Here`s how the two teams line up.

Arsenal
? 13 Szczesny
? 04 Mertesacker
? 06 Koscielny
? 25 Jenkinson
? 28 Gibbs
? 07 Rosicky
? 08 Arteta
? 14 Walcott
? 17 Song
? 10 Van Persie
? 27 Gervinho

Substitutes
? 21 Fabianski
? 11 Santos
? 20 Djourou
? 23 Arshavin
? 26 Frimpong
? 30 Benayoun
? 09 Park Chu-Young

Sunderland
? 22 Mignolet
? 04 Turner
? 05 Brown
? 11 Richardson
? 16 O’Shea
? 06 Cattermole
? 07 Larsson
? 14 Colback
? 15 Vaughan
? 27 Elmohamady
? 28 Sessegnon

Substitutes
? 20 Westwood
? 40 Laing
? 08 Gardner
? 18 Meyler
? 23 McClean
? 10 Wickham
? 17 Ji Dong-Won