It was another game we should be winning but everyone knows there are no easy games in the premier league.
Wenger started Sanchez up front again which is controversial but I think it can work as he is fast but he just lacks height and would be better if he had someone next to him like Giroud or Perez. Xhaka also started on the bench again and I really think he should be starting as he cost a lot of money and he has more quality than Coquelin.
The team selection didn’t seem to matter in the end though as we took the lead early on and it was striker Sanchez who scored it. He was lucky as it hit him from an Iwobi shot but a goal’s a goal and he put us 1-0 up.
It somehow stayed 1-0 until half time after we completely and rightfully dominated the game. They had a man sent off after he supposedly blocked a Coquelin shot with his arm which I wasn’t sure about but I obviously wasn’t complaining as it gave us a penalty as well.
However I didn’t understand why Cazorla didn’t step up again after scoring his last two and it was Sanchez instead looking to get his second goal of the game. His shot was saved and I was proved right but it was a decent penalty and just a good save. Cazorla has to take every penalty from now on though!
The second half we went up a gear as Walcott brilliantly combined with Iwobi before delicately chipping it in doubling our lead.
The game then went to a stalemate as we were cruising but just couldn’t put the game to bed. We were punished for this as Hull got a penalty and Snodgrass (what a name) scored making it 2-1. It was now a very nervy end to the game – why can’t we ever make it easy?
We did however hit back as we should have with an extra man and it was Sanchez again who emphatically scored proving a lot of people wrong about him starting as a striker but he has the quality to play anywhere.
Then came the moment of the match when Xhaka came off the bench and hammered it in from about 30 yards to make it 4-1. I think it has to be a contender for goal of the season and I have seen him do that for his previous club on YouTube so maybe we will see more. The goal surely has to make Wenger start him from now on.
What a way to end the match meaning it was another three points for us and our third league win in a row. Hopefully we can continue this form but it will be a tough next game against a new look Chelsea at home next Saturday.