Arsenal came in to the game against West Brom needing nothing less than a win and that is exactly what they got. Alexis Sanchez was in the mood tonight and scored both the goals to ensure a trouble-free night for the Gunners.
Amid the poor results in recent weeks, tonight’s win was more of a stroll in the park coupled with some individual brilliance for Arsene Wenger’s men. Only blemish of the night came from the fans after close to 2500 fans decided to snub the game leaving Emirates resemble Old Trafford’s misery from last night.
We saw plenty of vacant seats which once again underlined the growing dissatisfaction among Arsenal fans with their team’s constant failures to challenge for top honors.
There was almost a sense of apathy among Gunners supporters and we could see plenty of banners making Wenger Out claims.
Despite the widespread feeling of discontent, Arsenal began the match in a positive manner when Alexis wiggled around West Brom’s defense to score a brilliant solo goal.
Baggies defenders were left clueless as the Chilean’s movement was too quick to contain and it gave Arsenal the much needed lead. From there on, Gunners managed to create a foot hold in the game and kept pushing for the next goal.
And it came from Alexis once again when he smartly converted a free kick to double Arsenal’s lead. The win sends Arsenal in control of the third place where they now lead Manchester City by 2 points and are 4 points ahead of Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger must have been pleased with the result and should look to build on tonight’s performance to end the season on a bright note. Title is well and truly gone which he should admit and target realistic goals in the remaining 4 games this season.
Despite the win, Wenger’s future could come under scrutiny if fans decide to keep missing the games. Sooner or later Arsenal board may want to look at the matter and take a firm decision.
Arsenal’s next home game is against Norwich on Apr 30, and It will be interesting to see if fans keep skipping the games to express their lack of faith in Arsene Wenger.
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