Wilshere injury mars Santi Cazorla's heroics as 10-man Arsenal scrape past Sunderland

Arsenal also had to make a significant change five minutes into the second-half when Wilshere was hobbled off to be replaced by Abou Diaby. They were not disrupted by the loss of Wilshere as Olivier Giroud was again close to a goal with a 55th minute shot at the end of another inventive move.

updated: February 10, 2013 00:10 IST
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Sunderland: Santi Cazorla fired 10-man Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday, but the Gunners' triumph was marred by Jack Wilshere's thigh injury.

Although Arsene Wenger's side moved up to fifth in table, keeping the pressure on Tottenham, who won 2-1 earlier in the day at home to Newcastle, as the north London rivals continue their battle with the leading pack for a place in next season's Champions League.

However, there was immediate reason for concern over England midfielder Wilshere, who limped off in the second half following a strong challenge from Alfred N'Diaye.

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