Arsenal progressed through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable win over Sunderland on Saturday. Although the visitors to the Emirates scored the first goal, Arsene Wenger’s men proceeded to the next round without much difficultly.

Both teams are going into a tough Premier League schedule, which was reflected in the lineups. Sunderland fielded a weakened a side, as Sam Allardyce had promised, whereas Arsenal kept faith with some first team players – a sign that he takes the cup seriously.

All things considered, let’s look at the five things we learned from the game.

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