Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Sanchez saves Arsenal in 'must-win' game

Olivier Giroud scored the second but Southampton had been impossible to break down until the Chile worldwide notched his 20th goal of the season just after the break. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services.

Alexis Sanchez produced a clinical finish to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, keeping alive the team's ambitions of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Sanchez's cross was met by Ramsey and then Olivier Giroud's bullet header from close range was in the back of the net to double Arsenal's lead.

The win sees Wenger's side move within four points of Liverpool and three of Man City, but they have a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp's side.

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have the stomach to fight for a top-four Premier League finish as they prepare for Saturday's tricky trip to Stoke City. "So I'm always harsh with the one who doesn't play".

"The expectations are always high, which I guess is normally a positive, you could say", Ozil said.

With just seven goals to their name in that run themselves, it appears that an unusually pragmatic Arsenal are therefore looking to merely grind out the results they need in order to squeeze back into the top four. "It's not because you lose games people expect you to win that you have "no character". "We were quick, dynamic going forward and well organised".

"Recently we shot ourselves in the foot against Tottenham, because we did not get any points and obviously we left ourselves in the situation where we have to keep winning every game", said Cech. Now we have three games and we have to give everything like we did today and hopefully, we'll achieve our goals. "We know we can only win our let's just continue".

"We were focused and I felt that when we suffered we stuck together", he said. Liverpool's next game is at West Ham, who are now riding high after shutting down Tottenham's nine game win streak and will probably not be the pushover we all hope they will be on Sunday.

Arsenal are fifth and have three games to play while Manchester United are sixth and one point behind.

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