Arsenal v Sunderland

Sunday, 16 October

Arsenal v Sunderland

Emirates Stadium

Kick-off: 1330 BST

Last season: Arsenal 0 0 Sunderland

Where to watch: In the U.K., Sky Sports will show live coverage from 1300 while Match of the Day will broadcast a comprehensive highlights program on Saturday and Sunday nights, full details are available on the BBC Web site. In the U.S., Fox Sports and ESPN share the rights for Premier League coverage, check the individual web sites for further details. In Australia, Fox Sports has the exclusive rights to the entire EPL season, while in New Zealand, Sky TV will broadcast a selection of live games.

Indian fans will have to contend with ESPN Star's coverage, full details are available on the company's website.

For all other countries, the official Premier League website has a comprehesive list of broadcasters. Further live online coverage of Saturday afternoon matches from around the world is available here.

Preview: Arsenal will hope to put their dismal start to the season behind them against fellow strugglers Sunderland on Sunday.

The Gunners' 2-1 defeat to London rivals Tottenham was their fourth defeat of the campaign and saw Arsene Wenger's side slump to 15th, just two points above the relegation zone.

The under pressure Frenchman has refused to concede defeat in his pursuit of a top four finish and he can point to Arsenal's home form - four wins in all competitions since the defeat to Liverpool in August - as grounds for optimism.

Sunderland have blown hot and cold this season. Defeats to Norwich and Newcastle followed a well-earned draw at Liverpool and a 4-0 demolition of Stoke and under-fire boss Steve Bruce will draw confidence from Arsenal's similarly patchy form.

Bruce is without Arsenal loanee Nicklas Bendtner (ineligible), Phil Bardsley (suspension) and Titus Bramble.

Strikers Frazier Campbell and Conor Wickham are also absent, along with goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Bacary Sagna's broken leg against Tottenham means he joins other long-term absentees Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshire.

Abou Diaby also misses out but Tomas Rosicky, Laurent Koscielny and Johann Djourou are all expected to return.

Prediction: Arsenal 2 Sunderland 1

Arsenal probable XI: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Walcott, Ramsey, Song; Gervinho, Van Persie.

Sunderland possible XI: Mignolet; Turner, Brown, Richardson, O'Shea; Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Elmohamady; Sessegnon, Dong-Won.