Elneny features in Arsenal’s 4-1 away victory against Sunderland
Mohamed Elneny’s Arsenal managed to get an important three points to put themselves temporarily on the top of the Premier League table with 23 points, waiting to see the outcome of Manchester City and Liverpool fixtures later on tonight against West Bromwich and Crystal Palace respectively.
Arsenal’s starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscienly, Gibbs; Elneny, Couqelin, Ozil; Iwobi, Chamberlain, Sanchez
Sunderland’s starting XI: Pickford, V.Anhoult, Oshea, Kone, Jones; Rodwell, Ndong, Pinenaar; Khazzari, Watmore, Defoe
Elneny performed well played the entire game and managed to catch sights of everybody with his accurate passing, defending and vision throughout the 90 minutes.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) October 29, 2016
Arsenal started the game with high intense and aggression, as the Gunners wanted to secure the three points at all costs. Arsenal forced their style of play since the 1st minute, kept possession and forced Sunderland to sit back. And that was enough for Arsenal, as Sanchez brilliantly converted Chamberlain’s cross into the net in the 19th minute.
But in the second half the referee refused to hand Arsenal a clear penalty for Sanchez, which saw a counter attack for Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore who managed to win a penalty and handed it to Defoe who scored the equaliser.
And that was a wake up call for Arsenal, as Olivier Giroud who was subbed on for Iwobi succeeded in scoring off his first touch in the 71st minute through a fine cross from Gibbs. Minutes later, Giroud visited the net of The Black Cats for a second occassion after Ozil delivered a corner in the 76th minute for the France international to make it 3-1 to the Gunners.
The Gunners continue to exert pressure on Sunderland which have resulted in Sanchez’s getting his second of the day today to make it 4-1 to the Gunners in the 78th minute.
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