The first game of the season is never the proper time to judge a team, especially if the starting lineup is in so much flux like Arsenal's is. But that doesn't mean we can't make judgments about the performance against Sunderland. Here are five observations from today's game.
Where is Lady Luck? - The Gunners had plenty of chances, the most notable of which was Olivier Giroud missing in Fernando Torres-like fashion. Santi Cazorla had a couple shots deflected by Simon Mignolet and Gervinho practically lived inside the box. Arsenal just had the most difficult time being creative in the final third, but Sunderland parked the bus and defended admirably.