The Gunners recorded a 3-1 win moving them up into second place in the standings. Both Manchester United and City dropped points today in the league.
Ozil set up the north London based sides opening goal by sliding a defence splitting pass though to Joel Campbell. The Costa Rican international scored with a well placed shot past Sunderland’s keeper.
Arsenal have 30 points after 15 games and take on Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League next week.
Arsenal 3 – 1 Sunderland
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal confirmed starting line-up: Cech, Monreal, Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Flamini, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud.
Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Walcott, Chambers, Iwobi
Sunderland confirmed starting line-up: Pantilimon, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, O’Shea (c), Coates, Toivonen, M’Vila, Watmore, Borini, Fletcher.
Subs: Mannone, Rodwell, Gomez, Jones, Lens, Graham, Johnson.
Goals: .33 Campbell, .45 Giroud, (own goal), .63 Giroud, .90 Ramsey