Arsenal predicted lineup v Sunderland

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Arsenal resume Premier League action with a trip to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Saturday - with club record signing Mesut Ozil set to make his debut.

The Germany international, a £42.4m acquisition from Real Madrid, should slot straight into the starting lineup in the absence of Tomas Rosicky.

The Czech Republic international was the only first-team member to come back from the international break with an injury - he picked up a thigh complaint against Italy.

The other predicted change sees Bacary Sagna replace Carl Jenkinson in the starting lineup.

The France international played 90 minutes as his country beat Belarus on Tuesday evening, and the senior Gunners full-back should replace Jenkinson, who deputised in the north London derby as Sagna suffered with illness.

Arsene Wenger will once again be relying on Olivier Giroud to score the goals. He's started the season in excellent form, but a word of warning - the Frenchman is yet to find the back of the net outside London in the Premier League.

Lukas Podolski will likely miss out, with Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott a potentially devastating attacking trio behind the former-Montpellier forward.

Anyway, here's your GMS prediction for Arsenal's starting XI against the Black Cats.

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Arsenal XI

Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud

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