'Didn't care', 'I'm happy' - Liverpool fans react to Arsenal win against Sunderland
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 7:54
Arsenal kept their Premier League top-four hopes alive heading into the final day of the season thanks to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Wednesday night.
Third-place Manchester City are also within mathematical reach, but only if they lose at Watford, Arsenal beat Everton and there is a five-goal swing in goal difference.
Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez will continue proving his worth at Arsenal for the long term after the Chilean worldwide led the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday (16 May) by scoring two goals.
Arsenal's 2-0 win meant that Manchester City, 3-1 winners at home against West Bromwich Albion, will still need a point to be absolutely certain of finishing in the top four.
Sanchez finally broke down their resistance as he tapped home Mesut Ozil's cross before heading home from close range with nine minutes left.
The victory over Sunderland leaves Arsenal one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool ahead of their final match of the season against Everton.
'We made 71 points and were second.
"We got ourselves together and for 70 minutes I thought we were a top team".
"We had plenty of shots on goal, but we needed to be patient", Wenger said.
"We will concentrate on our game and there is only one thing we can do which is to win and then hope the other results will go our way, which if they don't, they don't. After that you deal with what happens", Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said, referring to the fact that his side have more points than they managed as runners-up in 2015-16. Sunderland fought and you want that in the Premier League - that's what you want from every team.
Sanchez's match-winning display - which saw him overtake Harry Kane and set up a final-day Golden Boot decider with Romelu Lukaku - was all the more impressive for having come three days after he departed the bet365 Stadium with a thigh injury.
'We have lost three away games recently that we shouldn't have lost - at West Brom just before the worldwide break, and after at Crystal Palace.