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Arsenal beat Sunderland in Premier League

AP , Saturday 5 Dec 2015
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Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (R) celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (C) and Arsenal's English defender Kieran Gibbs during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2015 (Photo: AFP)
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Olivier Giroud made up for an earlier own goal by scoring in the second half to help give Arsenal a 3-1 victory over Sunderland and end a three-game winless run in the Premier League.

Giroud met a cross from Aaron Ramsey with a diving header in the 63rd minute and Ramsey added the third in injury time for a much-needed victory that lifts the team into second place, above title rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.

Joel Campbell had given Arsenal the lead in the 33rd minute with a well-taken finish after a perfectly weighted pass from Mesut Ozil, but Sunderland leveled on the stroke of halftime when Giroud tried to clear a free kick only to deflect the ball into his own net.

Arsenal is two points behind surprise leader Leicester, while Sunderland is two points above the relegation zone.

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