Iwobi returns as Arsenal beat Sunderland

Arsenal are on a good run in the league but need other results to go their way

Arsenal are on a good run in the league but need other results to go their way

Arsenal's "fighting spirit" has returned, manager Arsene Wenger said after his side completed a third Premier League victory in a week to roar back into contention for a top-four finish.

'But we can talk and talk and talk, at the end, let's make 75 points, if you look at the number of points we can make, it's quite one of the best in the last ten years'.

In the other Tuesday game, Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho was not in the match day squad for his Manchester City team. "Let's give ourselves every chance", Wenger said.

It could have been even worse for the Gunners on a frustrating night at a sparsely-populated Emirates.

After a promising start in which Sanchez had a goal chalked off and Pickford saved at close range from Olivier Giroud, the hosts lapsed into a performance as tepid as the atmosphere.

As for the visitors, David Moyes' Sunderland side find themselves rock bottom of the division with 24 points, having lost three of their last four games.

If the Gunners beat Everton at home, and Liverpool lose or draw against Middlesbrough, Wenger's boys will scrape into the Champions League yet again.

'We made 71 points and were second. "We want to keep him with us because we know he is so important for our team".

The visitors had to wait until the 34th minute for their first chance when Jermaine Defoe played Didier Ndong through on goal, however Petr Cech produced a good save to deny the winger. We had a hard period and recovered from it.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, hits a shot that rebounds off Sunderland's John O'Shea during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Manchester City took 27 minutes to break down West Brom but then scored twice in two minutes with Jesus first being set up by De Bruyne and then returning the compliment.

At the conclusion of a season that only served to underline how far Arsenal have declined in recent years, Wenger knows missing out on the top four would be the last straw for a large section of his club's disenchanted support.

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