Arsenal 1 Southampton 0: Sanchez delivered something special, says Wenger
The Arsenal boss was full of praise for the Chile international after Wednesday's 1-0 win
Arsene Wenger had Alexis Sanchez to thank once again after the Chile international’s late goal fired Arsenal to a 1-0 victory over Southampton.
The visitors largely kept the Gunners at bay until the closing stages of the game, and Aaron Ramsey’s low cut-back was turned in by Sanchez for his ninth Premier League goal of the season in the 89th minute at Emirates Stadium.
The win left Wenger’s men sixth in the table on 23 points, and Wenger praised Sanchez for delivering the goods.
“We were jaded physically but Alexis Sanchez can dig deep and has such desire and a will to win, he still finds that resource to get you something special,” said Wenger.
“It was a difficult game against a good side but we deserved to win, it was a victory of patience and intelligence and we kept our structure well.
“We were more fluent, sharper and quicker against Manchester United but we exposed ourselves. We learnt a lesson maybe, we were too impatient and today we were patient until we scored at the end.”
Wenger also praised the impact that substitute Olivier Giroud made.
He added: “Olivier Giroud made a big difference. You could see the physical impact. He looked sharp.
“We had to be patient to create chances and their keeper played well. A positive of the night is thee clean sheets in a row.”