Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas put his side ahead in the 13th minute when he blocked an Anton Ferdinand clearance which sailed over Simon Mignolet's head but they had to deal with the sending off of Alex Song ten minutes after the break and a missed Tomas Rosicky penalty in the 74th minute and it proved too much as Darren Bent equalised deep in injury time.
Venue: Stadium of Light, SunderlandCrowd: 38,950 Referee: Phil Dowd Yellow cards:SU - Danny Welbeck 48', Cristian Riveros 63', Steed Malbranque 85' ARS - Jack Wilshere 23', Alex Song 38' Red card:ARS - Alex Song 55'
SU Simon Mignolet (gk), Anton Ferdinand, Titus Bramble, Kieran Richardson, Nedum Onuoha (Zenden 77'), Cristian Riveros (Gyan 64'), Jordan Henderson, Steed Malbranque (Reid 86'), Danny Welbeck, Ahmed Al Muhammadi, Darren Bent
Subs - Trevor Carson (gk), Andy Reid (86'), Boudewijn Zenden (77'), Philip Bardsley, Asamoah Gyan (64'), Jack Colback, Paul da Silva
ARSManuel Almunia (gk), Laurent Koscielny, Sebastien Squillaci, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere, Alex Song, Marouane Chamakh, Cesc Fabregas (Rosicky 29'), Andrei Arshavin (Denilson 58'), Samir Nasri