We will see how Chelsea respond next season, says Arsene Wenger

Chile global Sanchez, 28, has now scored 20 goals in a league season for the first time in a career that has also featured spells with Udinese and Barcelona. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services.

Former Barcelona star Sanchez then supplied an inch-perfect cross to Aaron Ramsey, who headed across goal to give Giroud an easy chance to head home from close range.

"I don't know more than you", said the Frenchman, who is still to announce whether he will remain at Arsenal beyond the end of the season.

Arsenal's 2-0 win at Southampton lifted them up to fifth place, three points behind fourth-placed City.

The 40-year-old Lauren played 159 league games for Arsenal between 2000 and 2007 and was also part of the "invincible Arsenal" side which won the 2003/2004 league title. They now have two games in hand on third placed Liverpool, so can make up ground on them here.

"I'm always harsh with the one that doesn't play".

"He's gone through a hard period when he came back from his ankle injury but I never questioned his attitude and I think he has a great spirit". They cannot overtake the Reds even by winning them both, but they will need to win here to have any realistic chance of finishing in the top four yet again.

"The whole team was dynamic, focused and showed a convincing desire to win the game", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the BBC. It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover.

"We always have belief", Ozil said.

"He has been fantastic for us", Wenger said.

'We still feel we could finish eighth, but we know everything has to go for us, ' Hughes added. Everybody played well, so let's just continue. "We know it depends on the teams above us dropping points, but we need to look at ourselves".

The game started with nothing of the tempo and chances from Sunday's opening exchanges from Arsenal's weekend win over Manchester United.

"We are aware of the fact that we probably need to win all of our remaining games to be sure that we will be in the race until the last minute".

  • Julie Sanders