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Arsene Wenger On The Performances Of Ozil, Sanchez & Wilshere
Arsene Wenger has praised the form of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez while he was also pleased with the late cameo from Jack Wilshere during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Hull last night.
Ozil was in fantastic form once again at the KC Stadium as he ran the show for much of the game, with the German international putting on a display of sumptuous flicks and tricks.
Sanchez also put in another excellent all-round performance that was capped off by a classy double which took his tally to 24 goals in all competitions, which is a superb return for his debut year in England.
The 3-1 victory extended our unbeaten run to 10 league games and moved us level on points with second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.
Speaking to Arsenal.com today, the boss reserved special praise for Ozil and Sanchez, and says he wants to continue our superb form to clinch the runners-up spot behind Chelsea.
“Mesut Ozil is developing fantastically well and had a fantastic game. Overall his influence was very strong,” the manager told Arsenal Player.
“Alexis had one of his complete games. I like when he mixes his game up with the runs in behind and coming to the ball – he did that against Hull.
“I’m very happy [with the win] because it keeps our run going and overall I think we secured the top four. We now have an opportunity to go second now so we want to take it.
“We also want to continue to improve and develop as a team, and you could see that the focus is there to do it.”
The game last night also marked the long-awaited return of Jack Wilshere – who made his first appearance in five months after coming on as a late sub.
Jack looked sharp and we saw a couple of his trademark runs, but while Arsene was pleased with his late cameo, he urged the fans to be patient with the midfielder.
“It’s great and he’s sharp,” he said. “Maybe he felt too sharp because he wanted to always make the difference but it’s good.
“You could see that he has found his burst again. Let’s be patient with him, not too demanding either. It is interesting that he’s back.”
It was certainly great to see Wilshere back in action and hopefully he can now play an important role in our league run-in and push for a starting spot in the FA Cup final later this month.