For the second time this week, Arsenal were gifted a victory despite falling well short of their best, and they emerged from the Stadium of Light with a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Arsene Wenger won't be complaining. He knows these kinds of victories are required to restore morale and momentum to his ailing team. After the disappointing draw at home to Hull last weekend, Arsenal desperately needed three points to inject some life in to their faltering Premier League campaign.
Arsene Wenger was relieved Arsenal returned to winning ways as they beat Sunderland 2-0 in the Premier League and he reserved particular praise for match-winner Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez scored twice for the Gunners at the Stadium of Light to ensure the club claimed a first victory in four league matches.
Wenger was pleased with how the Chile international played and also expressed his hope the result will help his team's form improve in the coming weeks.
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