Sunderland v Arsenal team news: David Moyes makes three changes for visit of Gunners

Sunderland manager David Moyes.
Sunderland manager David Moyes.
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David Moyes has made three changes to his Sunderland side for the visit of Arsenal.

John O'Shea, Steven Pienaar and Jermain Defoe all return to the starting line-up following the EFL Cup exit to Southampton in midweek.

Billy Jones keeps his place at right-back ahead of Javier Manquillo, who is on the bench.

There is a return for Adnan Januzaj after a month out with ankle ligament damage, he makes the matchday squad and is on the bench.

The game has come too soon for defender Jason Denayer, though, who is back training after an adductor injury.

Arsenal have made two changes, with Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in for Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott, who are both injured.

Sunderland: Pickford; Jones, Van Aanholt, Kone, O'Shea (C); Rodwell, Pienaar, Ndong; Khazri, Watmore; Defoe.

Subs: Mika, Djilobodji, Love, Manquillo, Januzaj, Gooch, Anichebe.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Elneny, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez.

Subs: , Ospina, Gabriel, Ramsey, Giroud, Holding, Jenkinson, Maitland-Niles

Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford)