Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League
- Author: Julie Sanders May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 2:26
Arsene Wenger's side were struggling to see off relegated Sunderland until Sanchez came to the rescue with two goals deep into the second half at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger also gave a report on the injury front.
Pickford foiled Arsenal after that and while it was job done as they gained three points, they stay fifth and are still outsiders to finish in the top four.
In the other game of the night, Manchester City consolidated on their third position by pummelling West Brom 3-1, with goals by Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure. That will be four points more than a year ago, so let's focus on finishing as well as we can.
Arsenal now face the prospect of missing out on the Champions League altogether and will lose their place if Liverpool beat Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the season. He lost to "Arsenal" for the whole period only "Tottenham" in the field - 2: 0.
With their UCL hopes out of their hands, the FC panel debate Arsenal's odds of reaching a top-four spot at season's end.
There is no doubt that the "Sunderland" in this game will be very hard.
After a 2-0 loss at rivals Tottenham Hotspur last month, Arsenal looked dead and buried in pursuit of a 21st successive Champions League qualification but the Gunners have climbed to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool.
"The Champions League is a competition that a player wants to play in because you play against the best teams in Europe and it is always an important competition", he added. "We want to keep him with us because we know he is so important for our team".
"We have got in on the final day many times".
"We have Petr Cech, Ospina, we have Wojciech Szczesny who is only on loan at Roma and has had an exceptional season".
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's away form has cost them in the title race. Let yours be one of the many gaps in the stands that send a direct and unarguable message to the directors.
"We had plenty of shots on goal, but we needed to be patient", Wenger said.