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Arsenal must not take Sunderland lightly

On paper, Arsenal should have no trouble beating Sunderland, even though Saturday’s game is at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland are 12th in the table and have lost more games at home than Arsenal have away. Arsene Wenger will know that his team face a tough task in the North East though.

Sunderland have improved a lot this season after a terrible start. Martin O’Neill is a good manager and has started to get the best out of his players again. Recent form suggests a very close game, with the last five league games yielding the same seven points for both teams.

Is Stephane Sessegnon Arsenal’s next target?

After Arsenal have reportedly secured the signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, and the expected arrival of Yann M’Vila, everyone is wondering who will be the next target on Arsene Wenger’s wish-list.

According to a few reports today, the Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon is the next lucky recipient of Arsenal’s attention, and he could be considered to be the adequate Cesc Fabregas replacement that every Arsenal fan has been talking about since last summer.

O’Neill – Bendtner will have to fight to regain place in Sunderland team

The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner got a boot in the nose from Angel Rangel when Sunderland played Swansea about a month ago, but the Black Cats have been playing brilliantly in his absence (including two games against his parent club) and Martin O’Neill now says that he will have to fight to regain his place in the team when he is fully recovered.

There were rumours earlier this week that Arsenal and Sunderland were negotiating over a price for the Danish international to move to the Stadium of Light on a permanent basis, but O’Neill is adamant that there has been no communications with the Gunners on that subject.

O’Neill – Arsenal will be happy we went to extra time!

The Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill saw his team held until the 113th minute last night before Stephan Sessegnon scored the winner against Middlesbrough, setting up two home games against Arsenal in the space of a week.

This weekend will see a League clash at the Stadium of light, and O’Neill thinks that Arsenal will be happy that Sunderland had to play extra time last night while Arsenal have been resting since last weeks destruction of Blackburn.

O’Neill said: “I thought Middlesbrough played very well at our place and I thought this game was going to be hard and so it proved to be,”

Next Arsenal manager? O’Neill? Mourinho? Henry?

I was just browsing around the internet aimlessly (as I do!) and I found a website that is advertising prices on who will take over as Arsenal manager if and when Arsene Wenger retires.

So I thought; That’s an interesting question….

So, according to the two bookies offering prices, the two favourites are Martin O’Neill and Jose Mourinho. O’Neill I can understand. He is used to spending little money but still being reasonably successful at Aston Villa, but Mourinho? No chance! I could never see the board offering to give him £200million to buy his own team, and the Arsenal fans are unlikely to look favourably on an ex-Chelsea coach anyway.