Arsenal beats Sunderland 4-0 in Premier League

Johannesburg, Feb 23: Arsenal has moved on from their frustrating defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League by beating Sunderland 4-1 in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made five changes to his starting line-up from the 2-0 loss to Bayern, with the most notable omission being the 42 million-pound record signing Mesut Ozil, who came in for heavy criticism for his missed penalty and poor performance against the German champions.

According to Sport24, French striker Olivier Giroud, who last weekend issued a public apology following allegations of cheating on his wife, struck twice in the first half of the game to set up the win that kept the hosts within one point of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The report mentioned that Tomas Rosicky added third goal shortly before half time and Laurent Koscielny gave the home side an unassailable lead with a 56th minute header. (ANI)