Michael Owen states his prediction for Sunderland v Arsenal

Michael Owen looks ahead to Arsenal's trip to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday

Michael Owen is backing Arsenal to claim a comfortable win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime to keep up their good form in the top flight.

The north London side are unbeaten in the Premier League since their opening weekend defeat at the hands of Liverpool at The Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Middlesbrough in the top flight at The Emirates in their most recent outing last weekend.

The Gunners did return to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Reading in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday night.

And former Liverpool striker Owen does not see the Gunners having any problems in claiming the three points against the Black Cats this weekend.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Sunderland have won just one of their last 25 Premier League games against Arsenal and I can’t see them bucking that trend against a Gunners side who will be disappointed they were unable to break down a resilient Boro side last weekend.

“The Black Cats (two points) have made the worst start to a Premier League season after nine games since Sheffield Wednesday back in the 1999-2000 season and hard to see any Great Escape this term.”

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Arsenal are currently second in the Premier League table and level on points with leaders Manchester City.

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