Convincing Stoke win
Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 away in a comfortable win, to keep their top four hopes alive. With Manchester City winning 2-1 against Leicester the pressure was on, but the team responded well and apart from a few hairy moments and a hand ball by Peter Crouch for the Stoke City goal, Arsenal looked comfortable and played well. Goals from Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and a brace from Olivier Giroud sealed the win, but overall a good team performance. Special mention to Sanchez who’s assist for Ozil was something else. Sanchez was excellent and just before he was due to come off injured, he popped up and scored the third goal.
Should Sanchez Stay?
Today’s performance was all about what Alexis Sanchez could do. He was excellent and on scoring was seen touching the badge, pointed at himself and then pointed at the ground, almost gesturing a decision to stay. Wishful thinking maybe but you do feel that an in form and happy Sanchez is exactly what the club could do with next season in order to be in the running for trophies.
Another game, another plane
Arsenal Wenger out supporters flew another plane over the Britannia Stadium, this time with the message saying ‘Wenger out means out’. This is a small minority who are continuing the Wenger out planes or protest but it’s still very much alive. With two league games left and an FA Cup final now’s surely the time to all get behind the team.
We all have our views on manager Arsene Wenger but now is not the time to go against the team.
Kolasinac signs for real
That is if you believe reports from Germany that claim the Bosnian has signed a five-year-deal with the Gunners. Kolasinac played his last home game for Schalke against Hamburg on Saturday with reports emerging soon after that the player had signed for Arsenal.
Arsenal are interested in Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso and could make a move for the talented midfielder in the summer. The 22-year-old has scored 14 goals and made six assists this season which is a fantastic return from centre midfield. Tolisso would demand a fee of £25m for his services.
Next up for Arsenal is already relegated Sunderland on Tuesday at the Emirates. It is another must win game, but you do feel that if Arsenal have any chance of a top four finish then West Ham need to beat Liverpool on Sunday.