Wenger dismisses boycotting Arsenal fans in victory over Sunderland

Doug Mendoza
May 19, 2017

Just when it seemed like all hope was lost, Arsenal were also awarded a penalty, in the 98th minute. While Sanchez's refusal to commit his future to Arsenal may be worrying to a majority of the club's fanbase, many believe that the Chilean has already made his intentions clear to them during Arsenal's battering of Stoke City on Saturday, May 13.

The Ox has arguably been Arsenal's best player this season and was excellent in the right wing back role when Arsene Wenger recently changed tactics.

When worked out by average per game, Ozil comes third only to Monreal and Granit Xhaka, who covers an average of 10.19 kilometres each Premier League match.

City is in third spot with 75 points, Liverpool has 73 and Arsenal 72.

These are the scenarios under which Arsenal and Liverpool could be deadlocked on points and goal difference as well as number of goals scored after all tie-breakers are applied.

Sanchez's first goal came off his hand and found it's way into the back of the net.

There was nothing Pickford could do to deny Sanchez, however, the Chile worldwide coolly slotting the ball into the empty net after being presented with a gilt-edged chance by Ozil.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has described the protests against manager Arsene Wenger as "very bad".

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Their 7th win in eight games was confirmed on Tuesday night when they beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates stadium.

However, this was far from a comfortable win.

Sunderland went close through Jermain Defoe in the first half, when the Englishman forced a good save out of Petr Cech. Jordan Pickford was exceptional making 11 saves, more than he had in any other Premier League game.

Paul Merson says Arsenal must keep Alexis Sanchez AND Mesut Ozil. Sanchez then got his second goal nine minutes later.

Fifth-placed Arsenal are a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and must win Sunday's game as they hope to seal a top four finish and qualify for next season's Champions League.

"It shows as well that if you look at his numbers, he has developed here as a player and has become a top-class player and has not wasted his time here".

The 23-year-old boosted his burgeoning reputation with several instinctive saves after the break as Arsenal continued to pile on the pressure before Sanchez's late double.

But Moyes was happy with the effort and character from his players.

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