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Wenger Happy With ‘Dangerous’ Sanchez

sanchez-afcArsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed “dangerous” Alexis Sanchez after the Chile forward scored twice to help beat Burnley 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Sanchez has impressed following a #30million move from Barcelona after the World Cup, and his industry was rewarded on 70 minutes with a powerful header, having earlier been denied by fine saves by busy keeper Tom Heaton as Burnley held off the Gunners’ onslaught with a a string of blocks by the dogged defence.

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Sanchez Stars In Another Arsenal Win

Theo WalcottOnce more it was down to Alexis Sanchez to save Arsenal. It’s a story that’s becoming an all to regular occurrence at the moment: when Arsenal are in a spot of bother, up pops the Chilean to rescue his team.

That’s what £30million gets you. A match winner – and Sanchez is that in every sense of the word.
He scored two more goals against Burnley on Saturday in a game that for so long looked like it could end in frustration for Arsene Wenger’s men.

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Wilshere adds to injury woes

Jack-Wilshere-FACupJack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal‘s lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud “miles ahead of schedule” in the coming weeks.

Wilshere is likely to miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley at the Emirates Stadium due to a knee problem and is also a doubt to face Anderlecht in midweek.

But France striker Giroud, who fractured his foot against Everton in late August, is on course to rejoin training next month despite having initially been ruled out until the New Year.

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Kieran Gibbs an injury doubt for Burnley

kieran-gibbsArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the club will find out on Friday whether Kieran Gibbs’ hip injury will keep him out of the weekend’s home meeting with bottom of the table Burnley.

Gibbs, 25, limped off in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Sunderland last Saturday, with youngster Hector Bellerin coming on in his place.

Wenger is already with a number of key players, including right-back Mathieu Debuchy and centre-back Laurent Koscielny, through injury.

Speaking ahead of the Burnley game, he told the club’s official website:

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Alexis Sanchez League Form

From the 2009/10 season to the present campaign, we analyse Alexis’ league performances for both Barcelona and Arsenal.

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Antonio-RudigerVfB Stuttgart have have revealed that they will struggle to hold on to their star defender, Antonio Rudiger and so will negotiate with ‘big outfits’.

The Stuttgart manager, Armin Veh has spoken out with speculation growing and a move to the Premier League looking imminent and he has admitted it will be a struggle to keep hold of the 21 year-old.

According to Sky Sports he told Sport-BILD:

“Antonio is under contract until June 2017 with our club. The thing is, how much longer can we keep hold of such a player?

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Arsene Wenger Post Match Reaction

arsene-wenger-newArsène Wenger spoke to the media after his side’s 2-0 victory against Sunderland and here are some of his comments.

on whether he was happy with the performance…
Yeah of course. We had a different game on Wednesday. Sunderland had a big defeat last week and before the game what we wanted was the three points and we got them. I believe we were quite in control as long as we could scorethe second goal. Of course you [can] concede a goal and drop points but we didn’t do it today – we were focused, maybe we missed some opportunities in the final third and the final ball. Overall we are very happy to get the three points. We won at Anderlecht, we won here today, two and a half days later and that’s never easy.

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Two From Sanchez Leads Gunners To Victory

alexis-sanchez-arsenal2Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

The Chile international needed no second invitation after Brown scuffed an attempted back-pass straight into his path and looked on in horror as he raced almost half the length of the pitch before beating goalkeeper Mannone with ease.

And there was worse to come for the Italian, who handed Sanchez a second in injury-time as he made a mess of a back-pass.

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Monreal: Injuries no excuse

monreal-afcAs Arsenal prepare for their next Champions League outing, Nacho Monreal says they cannot let injuries become a distraction.

The Spanish defender was switched from his usual left-back berth to centre-half for a 2-2 draw with Hull City on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger has been forced to shuffle his pack after seeing a number of senior stars head for the treatment room.

Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Debuchy, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Serge Gnabry and Yaya Sanogo are all out of action, while Aaron Ramsey has only recently returned to fitness and Theo Walcott is not yet ready for a competitive return.

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Wenger Concerned Over Size Of Chelsea’s Lead

arsene-wenger-beachArsene Wenger admitted he is worried that Arsenal are now 11 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League after his team could only draw 2-2 with Hull City thanks to an injury-time equaliser from Danny Welbeck.

Chelsea won 2-1 at Crystal Palace and Arsenal are back in sixth after a match in which they dominated possession but struggled against a well-organised Hull team.

“I cannot say it is not a concern because the other team win their games and we don’t,” Wenger said. “We had 80 percent possession and we got a point. It is a very disappointing result. We absolutely could have won this game.”

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