Craig Gardner has dismissed concerns for Sunderland being bottom of the table.

The midfielder insists it's too soon to rash judgements.

"I don't think we should be too worried about it yet," he said.

"It is too early to be getting into the league table too much. The league is tight, one win and you're back in the top half or whatever. You can't really worry about it too much at the moment.

"It was the same last year, 12 or 13 teams were in the middle and there was hardly anything between them. As long as we keep putting performances in like we did in the second half against Arsenal, we will pick the points up."

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