Laurent Koscielny has been handed a rest by Arsene Wenger as Arsenal host Sunderland at the Emirates.
Arsenal are expected to be hit severely by the possible absence of Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny, both of whom are doubtful for the visit of Sunderland.
Laurent Koscielny is fit to start, and he is among four changes made by Arsene Wenger as Arsenal take on Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
Arsenal will be looking to pick up 3 points against Middlesbrough at the Riverside, since Agnew's men have not a won a single game in 2017 so far.
Arsene Wenger still has Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny unavailable ahead of Arsenal's trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Monday.
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