Alexis Sánchez strike boosts Arsenal top-four hopes in Southampton win

Arsenal are not done with their pursuit of Champions League football just yet. This ultimately felt a hugely impressive victory, secured in spite of their own initial lethargy, and prised from awkward opponents on the south coast to ensure this team carry their hopes of a top-four finish into the final week of the campaign. They still require Liverpool or Manchester City to be wasteful in the few games which remain, but, given how dismal this season has been at times, Arsène Wenger will surely take leading the chase.

A couple of timely reminders of his team’s underlying talent, flashes of skill and vision inevitably delivered by Alexis Sánchez, amid plenty of weary huff and puff eventually eased them beyond Southampton. The Chilean had hovered on the periphery of a spluttering game until the hour-mark when Granit Xhaka and, expertly, Mesut Özil shifted the ball at pace between backpedalling defenders and to the forward as he hovered on the edge of the penalty area.

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Source: Football News
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