|18 Sep||3:00 PM||P||Sunderland (A)||1||1||Draw|
Arsenal took the lead in bizarre circumstances, and had opportunities to finish the game, including when Rosicky fired over the bar from the spot in the second half.
But Rosicky believes a point away from home might not be so bad, as Sunderland have the potential to trouble a lot of the bigger teams in the league this season.
He said: "In the first half we didn't even have many opportunities.
"Sunderland showed they could frustrate favourites and apart from our partly fortunate goal they did not let us have anything dangerous in front of their goal.
"But after the break we were passing the ball around better and after Song's sending off were the better side.
"Then came the spot-kick, but even without it we should have managed to win. Naturally though, it was the key moment."
The Czech midfielder also revealed that there was some uncertainty over who would take the penalty, as first choice spot-kick takers Fabregas and Arshavin were not on the pitch at this point.
He said: "Fabregas and Arshavin were not on the pitch at that time.
"Ahead of the kick I communicated with Nasri and Chamakh but nobody wanted to take responsibility, so I did.
"We were very disappointed because we could have won. But we made errors for which we paid the full price. I made the biggest one."
Sunderland showed they could frustrate favourites and apart from our partly fortunate goal they did not let us have anything dangerous in front of their goal.
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