Arsenal got off to a nightmare start at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, but Alexis Sanchez struck soon after to ease the tension.
Craig Dawson took full advantage of some poor defending from a West Brom corner as he nodded home after just 12 minutes to give the hosts the lead having risen above Laurent Koscielny with Petr Cech left stranded.
However, Arsenal didn’t wait too long to give their supporters a reason to cheer as Alexis Sanchez latched onto a wonderful assist from Granit Xhaka before keeping his composure and eventually smashing home the ball off the crossbar.
Xhaka assist and Sanchez well you know the rest ! pic.twitter.com/RJi1SLH5qw
— M1Ö (@MesutOzilClass) March 18, 2017
It was the Chilean international’s 18th Premier League goal of the season as he continues to lead by example in that regard, and it was a crucial time for Arsenal to score as the pressure is certainly on them to pick up three points this weekend.
Having fallen to fifth place in the standings, five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand, Wenger knows that his side can ill-afford to drop any more points as they look to salvage something from their campaign.