Arsenal won their fourth consecutive game in the Premier League thanks to two Alexis Sanchez goals after the break, Sunderland’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had done an amazing job for more than 70 minutes, and interestingly, after the game, Arsene Wenger revealed that he made the decision to start the Chile international just a couple of hours before kick-off.
I made the decision to start Alexis at 4 pm. Once he is on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets the pain
the Arsenal manager told reporters, referring to Sanchez’s physical issues, caused by a knock he suffered recently, which led to him not training properly for some days.
Nobody questions his desire and his quality. 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. Hopefully that will last for a long time
the Frenchman added, words that could be read as a message as well, to other top players who shouldn’t hesitate to join Arsenal if given the chance.
The Gunners are sitting fifth in the table with just one game left, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool. On Sunday, Arsenal are hosting Everton, while Liverpool are playing at home against already relegated Middlesbrough.