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Arsenal beat Sunderland by 4-1

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Arsenal beat Sunderland by 4-1 Sánchez and Giroud scored twice for the Gunners.

Giroud came off the bench to fire Arsenal to a comfortable win at the Stadium of Light, netting a quickfire brace  to go with two from Alexis Sanchez – to steal all three points.

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Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s cross.

The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore.

Arsenal beat Sunderland by 4-1

Giroud came to Arsene Wenger’s rescue just moments after coming on as a 69th minute substitute, coolly converting a Kieran Gibbs cross to give Arsenal the lead once more.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez’s close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light.

The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League – but whether they stay there depends on how Manchester City and Liverpool fare in their later games.