Reasons Why Alexis Sanchez Should Snub Juventus And Stay With Arsenal

Antonio Conte

Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Burnley yesterday afternoon shouldn't be hailed as a "big" result by any means, it should be looked at as a timely reminder from where it all went wrong last season.

That means Arsene Wenger is unable to pick the Switzerland worldwide until the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Bayern Munich in mid-February. "You are interested by the quality of the player but there needs to be a need as well, and we have no need in this domain". Burnley did not look like a team who had collected just one away point this campaign.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Wenger said: "It was a penalty, yes".

"It was an intense game where we played against a team who made the game very uncomfortable for us but we had to be patient and not make defensive mistakes". Burnley was given a lifeline and they started to control proceedings. Arsenal would have to hold out for a lot longer than they would have wanted.

'When you're pushing someone that's getting physical and I think you might find he'll be in trouble for that'. "I just have so much time for people like him and Sir Alex [Ferguson], for what they have achieved in the game and continue to do".

Burnley's was the fourth spot-kick opponents have won in Arsenal's last seven league games at the Emirates, but it is notable that they have not conceded a goal from open play in front of their own supporters since the win over Swansea in October.

The Gunners have scored exactly three goals in both of their previous Premier League home games against Burnley, with five of strikes coming after half-time. Sanchez converted it in the 98 minute to win it for Arsenal to take the home crowd to frenzy.

The 98th minute victor - Sanchez, also from the spot - will have helped soothe those furious temples.

"I'm happy. In the end it is important to go game after game and try to win".

Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega had missed for the Albiceleste, meaning Sanchez, Chile's fourth penalty taker, was in a position to become a hero.

- Alexis Sanchez took his third ever Premier League penalty, but this was his first successful one.

Laurent Koscielny was the difference the last time out and, while you can not expect the Frenchman to step up again and produce a similarly outrageous and well-timed goal, Arsenal's array of world-class stars have the capability of turning one point into three within the blink of an eye.



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