The 25 year old fired the Gunners into the lead at the Liberty Stadium in the 63rd minute when he turned home Danny Welbeck’s low pass.
In the post match press conference when asked to comment about Alexis Sanchez’s performance, Wenger curiously declined to praise him. He said:
He scored but I think he didn’t have the best games today.
The French manager also reiterated his disappointment at throwing away a lead to lose, but gave credit to Swansea for the way they came back. He added:
It was a game where we were in control and at 1-0 up I felt we allowed them back into the game by losing some challenges in the middle of the park that you cannot afford to lose and on that front we were a little bit on the back foot.
We produced quite a decent performance for 75 minutes but you have to last 90 minutes. You have to give Swansea credit, they did not give up, they did fight until the end. They scored a good free-kick and that gave them momentum again.
Sanchez is a tireless monster who sniffs out the right position to be in at the right time and his ability to finish is sublime. However, an offensive player, no matter how good, cannot shine when the defence is this poor. Despite the goal, it wasn’t his best performance in an Arsenal shirt as he gave the ball away far too much in shallow attacking positions.
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