Sanchez became a better player at Arsenal, Wenger insists

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The Nigeria worldwide, Alex Iwobi, finally had a taste of action with Arsenal, after a long time, as he was introduced as a second half substitute in the Gunners' 2-0 win over already relegated Sunderland.

Arsenal must beat Everton in Sunday's final round of fixtures and hope that Liverpool drop points at home to relegated Middlesbrough - an unlikely scenario, but Wenger was bullish about his team's prospects.

Manchester City are in third spot with 75 points, Liverpool have 73 and Arsenal 72.

While Manchester City need just a point to guarantee finishing above Arsenal, Arsene Wenger's Gunners could potentially take advantage of any Liverpool jitters.

The Gunners legend said: "Arsene Wenger is very, very intellectual and maybe he is just deflecting a little bit what is happening at the football club at the moment". "Even if you have only one per cent chance, you would have to play totally at 100 per cent but I think we have a good chance".

"But anyway, I answered for 20 years the question, "the top four is nothing special".

"At the end of the day, if we make 75 points we can only be beaten by one point. Let's give ourselves every chance", Wenger said.

After a goalless first half, Sanchez hit the net twice within nine minutes, in the second half, scoring the first goal in the 72nd minute, following a cross by Granit Xhaka and a pass by Mesut Ozil.

"I thought the team showed great character, we set up to try and make it difficult for Arsenal and for long periods we did do but not only that but we created opportunities and the players worked really hard".

"Once he gets on the pitch he becomes a devil and forgets his pain".

Wenger said a lack of Champions League involvement would not have any impact on the quality of players that Arsenal would be able to sign in the close season. If you look at his numbers, he has developed here as a player and become a top-class player.

"But because we can't get the first goal, it makes it really hard. We were frustrated at half-time not to be leading", Wenger added.

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