After an entertaining 4-1 victory over Sunderland, Kieran Gibbs applauded Alexis Sanchez’s performance calling him a “world-class striker”.
Speaking to the media post-match, Gibbs gave credit to both Olivier Giroud and Sanchez for bringing the full three points home.
“Credit to both of them in their own ways,” The England international said according to Arsenal.com.
“Olivier’s just come back from injury so he’s come in and shown how important he is for the team.
“Alexis obviously deserves everything he gets for the work that he puts in on the pitch and every day in training.
“He’s a world class striker and with 50 goals for him, you feel like there’s only more to come.”
The Frenchman and the Chilean both scored two goals each, three of which were scored in a span of a mere seven minutes. This in itself was an impressive feat considering this was the Gunners’ response to the equaliser scored by Jermain Defoe.
Giroud scored the two goals from his first two touches after coming on as a sub while Sanchez notched up his goal tally to reach the half century mark for the Gunners.
This also came with the record of the most passes in the buildup to a Premier League goal when Sanchez’s opening goal was scored after a total of 22 consecutive exchanges.
The consistent impressive performances week in, week out by the Chile international were also taken with pure delight by Wenger.
“He is doing extremely well and I believe that he enjoys it,” said Wenger as reported by the club’s official website.
The victory against the Wearsiders reflects on the depth and the quality present in Arsenal’s current squad and it is hoped Wenger’s side can continue to be this resilient in the November which promises to be a challenging month for the Gunners.