EPL: Alexis Sanchez shines as Arsenal beat Sunderland

Arsene Wenger has hit out at teams who have switched off towards the end of the season

Arsene Wenger has hit out at teams who have switched off towards the end of the season

But Jurgen Klopp's side took a massive step to returning to the Champions League as they eased to a 4-0 win which leaves Arsenal requiring snookers to crash the top four.

Wenger was speaking after Alexis Sanchez's double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night at a half-empty Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal must now rely on either Middlesbrough or West Ham to thwart Liverpool and Manchester City respectively to have any hope of qualifying for the Champions League, but the Frenchman does not believe his side need a minor miracle.

Arsenal have just three games remaining before that point - two home Premier League clashes against the Black Cats and Everton, before an FA Cup final date with newly-crowned champions Chelsea.

"I don't even think about percentage, I just think about let's make sure we win the game, because we play against Everton".

Wenger has never finished outside of the top four in a full season at helm since his appointment in 1996. We have 69 points, we can get to 75. You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight.

Sanchez picked up an injury on Saturday and Wenger was pessimistic about his chances of playing this evening.

The Chile global was doubtful for Tuesday's Premier League encounter due to a knock, but Wenger eventually opted to include him in the starting XI regardless of his physical issues.

Sanchez would have scored the first goal for the Gunners in the 27th minute, but his shot was well saved by Stoke City's goalie Butland. Moyes said: "That's an insult to footballers".

"I don't think there are a lot of players like him and a player like this who can be the difference during the game, it's rare. We have to adapt to that, so every manager and every team makes whatever he wants".

'The coach sees me there at the moment and the main thing for me is that I'm on the pitch and can help the team with my performances'.

"In 2003, we lost the championship and I asked the players in pre-season, "Why did we lose the championship?'".

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