Arsenal continued their winning ways in the FA Cup as the Gunners beat Sunderland 3-1 in the early rounds of the cup at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal-- FA Cup winners in 2014 and 2015 -- came from behind and left it to the last minutes of the game to beat one of the worst teams in theEnglish Premier League this season.

'We will give everything'

Arsene Wenger decided to rest his best players ahead of league game against Liverpool as Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and other key players were left out of the squad for the game. However, Arsene Wenger spoke in his pre-game interviews that his team will give everything to progress as far as they can in the FA Cup this season, so he named a strong team with Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, and Petr Cech included.

Sunderland took an early lead as Lens stole the ball from Koscielny at the edge of the box and put the ball at the near post of Petr Cech’s goal with the shot from 15 yards out. Arsenal failed to dominate the middle of the pitch, but in the 25th minute, Theo Walcott delivered a perfect cross to Joel Campbell into the box, who made no mistake en route to beating the Sunderland goalkeeper. It was Campbell’s third goal of the season as the youngster finally managed to impress in England.

Second half

In the second half Arsenal completely dominated the game. The Gunners locked their rivals at their own half of the pitch. Arsene Wenger’s side should’ve taken the lead, but Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s shot was stopped by the post.

With only 35 minutes left,Wenger decided to throw on Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta, but it was the Welshman who had a huge impact on the game. He started to organize the game and he scored a goal in the 72nd minute of the match as he took advantage of Hector Bellerin’s cross. The young Spaniard showed his skills once again only three minutes later when he delivered a brilliant cross to Olivier Giroud, who put the ball into the net.

Sunderland had nothing more to give, and Arsenal progressedinto the 4th round of the FA Cup with the chance of winning the trophy for the third straight time.

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