150 - Xavi has played the joint-most Champions League matches in the history of the competition (with Iker Casillas). Longevity. 21 May

8 - Jamie Vardy has as many assists from open play as Eden Hazard in the Premier League this season. International? 21 May

The new @MirrorFBallQuiz, featuring questions from @OptaJoe, is now available on the App Store: mirr.im/1z0K4vF. Knowledge. 21 May

28 - Arsenal had more attempts v Sunderland than any team who have failed to score in a game in the Premier League this season. Denied. 21 May

12 - @SunderlandAFC picked up 12 points in eight PL games under Dick Advocaat, only seven teams got more in that period. Accomplished. 20 May

3 - Arsenal have failed to score in three successive home league games for the first time since February 2009. Drought. 20 May

148 - Santi Cazorla has completed 148 passes so far in this game; the most by any player in a single PL match this season. Radar. 20 May

141 - Santi Cazorla has so far had 141 touches in this game; the most by an Arsenal player in any PL game this term. Influential. 20 May

8/2 – The average positions of the players in the first half of Arsenal v Sunderland. Ambition. http://t.co/EbyrRPiZLC 20 May

7 - Arsenal have won seven and lost none of the last 10 Barclays Premier League matches against Sunderland. Routine. 20 May

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