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Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland: Goal-hungry Giroud back with a bang

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Premier League Team of the Week: Giroud, Sturridge lead from the front
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Premier League Team of the Week: Giroud, Sturridge lead from the front

Olivier Giroud scored twice as Arsenal demolished Sunderland 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Frenchman was restored to the starting line-up in place of Yaya Sanogo by manager Arsene Wenger and duly repaid his faith with two first-half goals.

Tomas Rosicky then added a third in magnificant fashion, before Laurent Koscielny added insult to injury with a fourth after half-time, despite a late consolation from Emanuele Giaccherini.

The result saw the Gunners close the gap to league-leaders Chelsea back to just one point.

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