Great forward ball by Xhaka here (what an odd sentence…) and it was controlled beautifully by our friend Mesut. This goal took place in a 2-0 win on the penultimate match day of the 2016/17 season, which landed us one point behind Liverpool and three behind City heading into the final gameweek. Though a 10-man Arsenal managed to beat Everton 3-1 on May 21st, ‘Pool and City also won, meaning the Gunners were forced to settle for fifth.
Fun facts about this game:
Moyesy was managing Sunderland, and lost his 20th game vs. Wenger in all comps. lol.
Looking to better their goal difference, Arsenal managed 36 shots in this one—the most in any Premier League game since 2003.
Seeing as they only scored two, Jordan Pickford had, by all accounts, a brilliant game in goal for Sunderland. On their bench was former Arsenal backup Vito Mannone.