Mikel Arteta’s side are hitting form heading into what should be a busy festive period, circumstances permitting.
Following Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Leeds United, the Gunners have now won each of their last three games.
In fact, Raphinha’s consolation penalty at Elland Road was the only goal they have conceded during that span.
Surely sensing a genuine opportunity for silverware, Arsenal will certainly fancy their chances against League One Sunderland.
The Black Cats make the long journey to north London on a four-match unbeaten run.
They beat Championship side Queens Park Rangers on penalties in the previous round to progress to the EFL Cup last eight for the first time since reaching the 2014 showpiece.
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Arsenal vs Sunderland: Match Stats
Gabriel Martinelli has been the man of the moment during Arsenal’s recent surge.
Indeed, the Brazilian has scored three times in their last two matches.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are yet to concede a goal in this season’s EFL Cup; scoring 11 times without reply.
May 16, 2017: Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland – Premier League
October 29, 2016: Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal – Premier League
April 24, 2016: Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal – Premier League
January 9, 2016: Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland – FA Cup
December 5, 2015: Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland – Premier League
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Sunderland; winning four of the five most recent encounters.