11 - If Arsenal lose to Sunderland they will have half the number of points they had at this stage last season. Misfiring.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 24, 2014
Yep. That's not good. And for the eighth time this season (giving them a pass for the first game), Arsenal have a chance to kickstart their season, to turn up the heat on what has been up to this point an extremely slow boil of a campaign.
Jack Wilshere's out thanks to yellow card accumulation, and Theo may or may not play a part (Wenger says he needs to get used to being kicked again), but there are, and I feel like I'm being crazy when I say this, no other injuries from the midweek game to worry about.
Time to get to work, gents.