Arsenal returned to winning way with a 4 – 1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The win kept Arsenal second in the table, only behind leaders – Manchester City on goal difference.
Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners the lead before Atkinson awarded a penalty to Sunderland in the second half – one which was converted by Jermaine Defoe. Olivier Giroud scored with his first two touches to give Arsenal a 2-gola advantage before Sanchez made the result certain with a brilliant finish.
See the highlights of the game below: