Arsenal players celebrate Olivier Giroud's goal.

Arsenal fans react to 3-1 FA Cup win over Sunderland

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It took longer than some may have liked, but Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over fellow Premier League team Sunderland at the Emirates.

The Gunners were the makers of their own downfall in the first half as Laurent Koscielny was dispossessed before Jeremaine Lens opened the scoring for the Black Cats. 

However, the home side equalised through Joel Campbell and goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud -courtesy of two Hector Bellerin assists - put the game to bed. 


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Arsenal fans were chanting "Wembley" in the dying minutes and it is a ground the north London club have become accustomed to, having won back-to-back trophies. 

The performance in the opening 45 minutes was hardly what you come to expect from Arsene Wenger's side as an unorthodox pairing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers were partnered in the middle.

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The Ox came in for considerable criticism for his first-half performance, but improved in the second, especially when Ramsey was introduced to proceedings.

But it was the performances of youngster Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell and Bellerin that left Arsenal fans purring.

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The Gunners have a rich history in the FA Cup and Wenger will surely want to add another trophy to his collection.

However, their main focus will be putting an end to their long overdue wait for a Premier League title.

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