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With Sunderland facing Arsenal live on Sky Sports on Saturday, we look at the duel between Jermain Defoe and Laurent Koscielny. Gio Gonzalez Nationals Jersey . Despite the best efforts of four-goal top scorer Jermain Defoe, Sunderland go into their 10th match of the Premier League season still without a win. The Black Cats host Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in the opening game of the weekend, and Defoe will be keen to end an unwanted run of his own.  Sland vs Arsenal October 29, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass It is almost 12 years since Defoe found the net against the Gunners, when he scored for Tottenham in a memorable 5-4 defeat in November 2004. Now 34, Defoes non-scoring run against Arsenal stretches to 15 Premier League appearances, coming for three different clubs, under seven different managers, and despite 23 attempts at goal. Jermain Defoes barren run against Arsenal Apps 15 Starts 8 Minutes 801 Goals 0 Shots 23 Shots on target 10 It makes Arsenal one of Defoes least favoured opponents in the Premier League. He has only scored twice in 21 top division encounters against the Gunners, and of the 28 teams he has faced for 300 minutes or more in his Premier League career, Defoe only has a poorer minutes-per-goal ratio against Bolton and his former employers Tottenham. Defoes favourite and least favourite Premier League opponents Rank Opponent Minutes Goals Mins per goal 1 Swansea 413 5 82.6 2 Wigan 924 10 92.4 3 Charlton 693 7 99.0 - - - - - 26 Arsenal 1171 2 585.5 27 Bolton 1207 2 603.5 28 Tottenham 708 1 708.0 With at least one eye on Defoe, Laurent Koscielny is likely to lead Arsenals defence at the Stadium of Light. The Gunners defensive record has been highly impressive in recent weeks, with clean sheets in six of their last seven games in all competitions.Koscielny has played every minute of the last nine games in the Premier League and Champions League alongside Shkodran Mustafi, helping the £35m summer arrival settle in north London. Koscielny has impressed for Arsenal this season Leading the Arsenal defence is nothing new for Koscielny. In six of his seven seasons at the club, the Frenchman has ranked either first or second at the club for clearances, interceptions and blocks. The only exception was the 2012-13 season when injuries restricted him to only 20 Premier League starts. Koscielnys defensive record (when starting min. 60% of PL games) Season Clearances Club rank Interceptions Club rank Blocks Club rank 2010/11 207 1st 83 2nd 13 2nd 2011/12 170 2nd 91 1st 18 1st 2013/14 234 2nd 89 1st 22 1st 2014/15 159 2nd 93 1st 18 2nd 2015/16 186 1st 126 1st 27 1st 2016/17 44 1st 25 2nd 9 1st Koscielny has helped to prevent Defoe from scoring on each of the three occasions they have started Premier League matches against one another.But despite that fact and his long-running drought against Arsenal, Defoe is still Sunderlands best bet for a goal on Saturday. Defoe has scored four goals for Sunderland this season Since arriving at the club in January 2015, he is one of only two players to have scored over a third of his teams Premier League goals, along with Harry Kane for Tottenham. Highest top scorer reliance (PL since January 2015) Player Team Goals Team goals % of team goals Harry Kane Tottenham 40 110 36.4% Jermain Defoe Sunderland 23 67 34.3% Sergio Aguero Man City 41 129 31.8% Romelu Lukaku Everton 28 90 31.1% This weekend, history suggests he will need to be at his best.You can watch Premier League and EFL Cup football, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the Mexican Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Premier League video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Get a £10 free bet! Ben Revere Jersey . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Wilson Ramos Nationals Jersey . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan.Watch out in the field! That was the case in the IPL on Thursday evening as Delhi Dardevils star Karun Nairs bat went flying as he attempted to smash away Rising Pune Supergiants seamer Ashok Dinda.Nairs agricultural mow was not in keeping with the rest of his innings, as the 24-year-old unfurled a couple of gorgeous cover drives en route to an enterprising 32 from 23 deliveries. Karun Nairs bat went flying in the IPL However, Nairs blade tumbling through the air was arguably the most memorable moment of his knock and you can see it in the video above. Ben Revere Nationals Jersey. Delhi went on to post 162-7 against Pune, with Englands Sam Billings (24 from 15) and West Indies Carlos Brathwaite (20 from 8) swelling the score with a combined five sixes.That total was not enough, though, as Ajinkya Rahane (63 not out off 48 balls) steered Pune to just their third victory of the IPL campaign, the visitors prevailing by seven wickets with five balls to spare.Watch each and every IPL game live on Sky Sports. Click here for TV times. Also See: IPL videos IPL table How to watch the IPL @SkyCricket on Twitter Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '