So the Barclays Premier League finally comes today leaving behind the memories of London Olympics 2012 and ushering in a long spell of exciting football matches till May next year.
Arsenal are without Bacary Sagna, Tomas Rosicky, Emmanuel Frimpong and Jack Wilshere, while the Sunderland are without right back David Bardsley and centre half Wes Brown, both with ankle injuries.
The news about injuries would continue to keep ace players in and out of the arena as the matches progress - but that is how football is played.
The opposing squads for the today's match are as under:
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski, Walcott, Fabianski, Santos, Diaby, Rosicky, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Giroud.
Sunderland: Westwood, Mignolet, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Campbell, Wickham, Richardson, Kilgallon, Colback, O'Shea, Ji, Meyler, Bramble, McClean, Elmohamady, Saha, Cuellar
The match is scheduled for Saturday, 18 August 2012 at 16:00 GMT at the Emirates Stadium, London.
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