I've been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I'm being is truthful and honest. I auditioned for a lot of work and got some good feedback, and then was told I wasn't the choice.
However, it was central-defensive partner Huth who came to the rescue with 14 minutes gone when he threw himself into the path of Anichebe's goal-bound shot after he had out-muscled Morgan.
The Gunners, who have now gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day of the campaign, probably should have had the game won by half-time, but beleaguered boss David Moyes was given hope by Defoe's spot-kick, only for the visitors to respond in brutal fashion.
Writing in his programme notes, Moyes had admitted "It isn't easy to be a Sunderland supporter at the moment..." and promised tireless effort in a bid to alter that situation, but the locals among a crowd of 44,322 found the going particularly difficult on this occasion.
Defoe began his career with Charlton Athletic, joining their youth team aged 14, before moving to West Ham United aged 16 and rising through the ranks.