FA Cup holders Arsenal started their title defense on a brighter foot after they clawed from a goal down to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the third round match staged at Emirates stadium on Saturday.
Goals from Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Joel Campbell cancelled out a Jeremain Lens opener in the 7th minute to hand the Gunners a comfortable win and remain on course for a third successive FA title.
In other day’s match, Manchester City cruised into the fourth round with a 3-0 win over Norwich, thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, De Bruyne and Iheanacho.
Elsewhere, Everton humbled Dagenham and Redbridge 2-0, West Ham beat Wolves 1-0, Crystal Palace overcame Southampton 2-1 while Watford edged out Newcastle United 1-0.
On Sunday premier league reigning champions Chelsea will take on minnows Scunthorpe while Tottenham hosts Leicester City.