Alexis Sanchez slams Arsenal’s lack of hunger ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez criticises his Gunners team-mates after 2-1 defeat by Swansea on Wednesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Alexis Sanchez has claimed that Arsenal are lacking confidence and hunger to win the Premier League title.

Arsene Wenger’s side lost their second successive Premier League game in four days on Wednesday night following Sunday’s 3-2 loss to top-four rivals Manchester United.

We are lacking a bit of hunger

Alexis Sanchez

Joel Campbell edged Arsenal into a first-half lead against the Swans before Wayne Routledge levelled in north London to leave the Gunners fighting to keep their title ambitions alive.

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams scored a second-half winner to condemn Arsenal to a 2-1 defeat which left the hosts six points behind leaders Leicester City.

Arsenal make the trip to title rivals Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday afternoon’s north London derby at White Hart Lane.

And Sanchez, who hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since 17 October at Watford, spoke out following Wednesday night’s defeat.

Speaking to DirecTV Sports which was relayed by La Tercera and translated by Sport Witness, Sanchez hit out at Arsenal’s lack of belief and hunger.

“With the players we have, I think we can win the Premier League. However, we are lacking a bit of hunger, entering the field with the mentality of winning 1-0. We aren’t believing in ourselves, thinking we can be champions.

“I remember a game against Manchester United last season [sic], before we entered the pitch, I saw my teammates with the hunger to win, and we dominated the first 20 minutes, going 2-0 up. Then, we entered with red eyes, with the hunger to win.”

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