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Offensive showdown for Arsenal at Leicester

September 26, 2015 by  
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BPL week 7: Leicester 2-5 Arsenal 

Alexis Sanchez was elected man of the match after scoring a hat-trick and lead Arsenal to a third place in the table rankings behind the two Manchester teams. Arsene Wenger is delighted with the result:

on if that is how he wants Arsenal to play… 

I want us to score goals but I must say Leicester played well and to play a good football game there needs to be two teams. They had the stronger start, they pushed us on our back foot from the start when they scored the first goal and I must say I was concerned after that as I thought they were close to scoring a second one and it would have made it difficult. We found the resources to equalise and after  that our technical quality and the pace of our strikers gave them problems and we managed to make it 2-1 before half-time. In the second half we controlled the game and looked always like we could add another one. 

on Alexis’ performance…  

He is back to his level. He won a big competition with Chile – the Copa America. I think as well mentally to adjust to the game on a mental level takes some time. I could see in training a different player in the last week or two and he has shown that today. I believe going forward he always looked dangerous. 

on if Alexis is world class… 

I think so. I think I have plenty of players that are world class. You have to understand the definition of that but overall he is a striker who is mobile and works hard for the team. When the team plays well he can score goals. 

on Ozil’s assist… 

It was classy and the little frustration I have today is that he could not score a goal or the chance he had. He is really upset because he know he needs a goal as well but the ball he gave to Alexis was fantastic. 

on the title race… 

Knowing that Tottenham has beaten Manchester City today it makes the whole league tight. Two weeks ago you had Manchester City playing West Ham at home so you would expect that they would make the difference. 

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