Arsenal FC  v/s Sunderland FC Emirates Stadium, London Saturday 9th January 2016, 1500 GMT *** Arsenal FC became the most successful team in FA Cup history last season after winning the competition for the 12th time, and the Gunners will be looking to begin the defence of their crown on the right note against Sunderland AFC on Saturday   The FA Cup has a special place in Arsenal FC’s storied history, and indeed in Arsène Wenger’s career, with the Frenchman winning the competition six times — a record he shares with former Aston Villa manager George Ramsey. The competition has been particularly significant for the Gunners over the past two seasons given it was the first trophy the North London side won since 2005, as also the fact that the cup wins could act as springboards for potential success in bigger competitions in the future. Wenger’s side have been handed a potentially tricky draw in the third round against Sunderland at the […]

Arsene Wenger opted to play David Ospina ahead of summer recruit Petr Cech, but his decision backfired as the Colombian had a nightmare at Emirates Stadium last night. Charlie Nicholas, much akin to every other Arsenal supporter, lambasted the French manager and his Colombian shot-stopper live on Sky Sports. The former Arsenal striker also asserted that the Gunners have all but confirmed their exit from the Champions League, having notoriously lost against Olympiakos and alleged whipping boys Dinamo Zagreb. However, Arsenal faithfuls will pray for the Gunners to pull off a major upset when they play Bayern Munich twice in a row.