Arsenal travel to Stoke for a Saturday evening game this weekend, lying just three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City following their midweek win at Southampton. But Alexis is special, not only a special talent but he finds the resources, he's a fighter. "The whole team was dynamic, focused and showed a convincing desire to win the game". In this championship the teams played among themselves in the first round, then the duel in London ended with the victory of the "Gunners" 3: 1.
"Arsenal's system with three centre-halves really seems to suit Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at right wing-back, and it works well with Kieran Gibbs on the other side, although both players seem to better going forward than they are coming back to defend".
Wenger said: "He asked to come off". "It's a tight hamstring".
Arsenal supporters took to the skies once more this afternoon as a plane trailing an anti-Arsene Wenger banner appeared over the Gunners' away game at Stoke.
Mark Hughes has no fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead of the visit of Arsene Wenger's men on Saturday, as he has just two players missing from his squad due to long-term injuries.
Cazorla - injured, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain - doubtful.
After a spell of aerial pressure, Marko Arnautovic darted down the left on 67 minutes and his cross was turned in by Crouch, whose handball went unnoticed by the match officials.
After Olivier Giroud's 42nd-minute opener, the pair combined for a sensational second - Sanchez's pinpoint pass finding Ozil in the box and the German obliged with a lovely dink beyond Jack Butland.
It didn't take long before the Gunners restored their two-goal cushion, though, with Sanchez turning from provider to scorer after the defenders backed off to allow the Chilean to run at goal and force a shot past the keeper and into the bottom corner.
Giroud made sure of victory in the 83rd minute, nodding home after Ramsey had headed the ball across the box following more good work from Sanchez.
Josh King enhanced his burgeoning reputation by scoring his 16th goal of the season to win the game for Bournemouth in the 85th minute. He is rash at times and is not the most clinical of finishers, but even in a game where he was pretty much non-existent, he has managed to have a big say in the result.
"I believe when the team plays well we have individual talent and of course that always benefits from it", Wenger added.style="text-align: center;"