EPL: Alexis Sanchez shines as Arsenal beat Sunderland


Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 16, 2017.

■ WENGER believes his team can count themselves unlucky if they fail to qualify for the Champions League with 75 points.

Manchester City's victory over West Brom means Arsenal need to beat Everton on Sunday and hope Liverpool slip up at home to Middlesbrough to gate-crash the top four.

Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez will continue proving his worth at Arsenal for the long term after the Chilean global led the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday (16 May) by scoring two goals.

Mesut Ozil was pulling the strings in midfield for the Gunners, but with Sunderland's young keeper Jordan Pickford in inspired form, the teams went into the dressing rooms at the interval scoreless. What is for sure, if we win our game, we can only be far from one point.

"Firstly, he scored a lot of goals for us but his first job is not to be a striker, it is more midfield but he is an unbelievable player. We want to keep him with us because we know he is so important for our team".

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Gabriel de Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure scored City's goals as they moved two points above Liverpool in third. 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. After that you deal with what happens.

Meanwhile, the Frenchman allayed fears over an injury to Aaron Ramsey ahead of the last Premier League game of the season against Everton and the FA Cup final with Chelsea.

'We have gone through a hard period away from home, because I think at home if you look at our record it's quite good.

"I have to say you want to have the Champions League one rather than the Europa League one but you can see more and more, big teams are treating the Europa League with respect because it is a European trophy". I thought we passed the ball well when we got it, and the players played like they have played for eight or nine weeks.

'You play because you want to win the game and because you enjoy to play'.