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Mulberry 2 ball gunmen 2-0 away from the first four points

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Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal still have a “good chance” of a top-four finish, after watching Alexis Sánchez inspire a nervy 2-0 home win over a Sunderland team that fought throughout, despite Abraham Almonte Youth Jersey the fact they were already relegated.The Arsenal manager knows that his club will need a favour from either Middlesbrough, who visit Liverpool on Sunday– the final day of the Premier League season – or Watford, who host Manchester City.But, as he demanded that those teams put in the same effort as Sunderland did Imagen here, he retained hope. Arsenal return to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face Everton. They sit one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind City, who are third.“I don’t think about the percentages,” Wenger said. “I just think: ‘Let’s make sure we win against Everton.’ Even if you have only a 1% chance, you would have to play totally at 100% but I think we have a good chance. If we won, it would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four.“I answer for 20 years the question: ‘Is the top four nothing special?’ I don’t know why, suddenly, it could become such a big problem [not to finish in the top four]. I am quite surprised. I want to make sure, absolutely, that we are in there but let’s get to 75 points and see what happens. You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight and, after, you have to accept the result.”Sánchez scored both of the goals towards the end of the game, having shaken off the thigh problem that had threatened his participation. “I made the decision to start him at 4pm,” Wenger said. “I felt he had something still left. Once he is on the pitch and has the ball, he becomes the devil and forgets his pain.”Wenger claimed not to have noticed the massive number of empty seats inside the stadium or to care about them. It had felt like the latest protest against him and his desire to continue into next season.“It’s a Tuesday night against Sunderland, who everyone expects us to beat,” Wenger said. “When you play football, you do not count how many people are sitting in the stand. We do our job and we have done that tonight. Will it be full against Everton? We are sold out.”The Sunderland manager, David Moyes, took issue with Wenger’s pre-match comments about how teams with nothing left to play for were sometimes “on holiday.” Moyes said: “That’s an insult to footballers. When you are brought up in this country, you are brought up to show that every game matters.”It has been a long and arduous season for Arsène Wenger and Arsenal, underpinned by hostility and a basic lack of any real sense of enjoyment. It still has a pulse though. Wenger’s team continued their recent surge, digging deep to overcome obdurate opponents in Sunderland who, by the manager’s pre-match reckoning, ought to have been on the beach.They were not and it took Arsenal until the closing stages to kill them off. Inevitably, it was Alexis Sánchez who inflicted the fatal cuts, the forward’s 22nd and 23rd goals of the Premier League season putting him one behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.More importantly, when Everton visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday – the final day of the league campaign – Arsenal will have hope. It is the faintest of hope but it is hope nonetheless. If Liverpool were to slip up at home to Middlesbrough or Manchester City were to lose badly at Watford, the door would be ajar for Wenger to prolong his run of never having failed to finish in the top four.Wenger Albert Pujols Youth Jersey said after this game that he had spent the past 20 years arguing with fans who have been underwhelmed by mere top-four finishes. “I don’t know why, suddenly, it [coming in below fourth] could become such a big problem,” he said. His tone was rather facetious but there is no doubt that if he could produce another one, it would put a more positive spin on the campaign.It was an evening when a stand-out detail was the number of empty seats inside the Emirates. At kick-off, it did not seem overly generous to put the ground at two-thirds full and, in relation to the great debate over Wenger’s future beyond the end of the season, it felt as though fans had voted with their feet. It should be said that the ground did fill up – a bit.Arsenal were nervy and disjointed, with Wenger saying his players had felt the strain of playing a fourth game in 10 days.
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