Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland: Gunners take Top Four hopes to Sunday

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  • Sanchez scores late double
  • Giroud, Ozil with assists
  • Gunners outshoot Sunderland 36-6

Dominant Arsenal left it late but took care of business in dispatching Sunderland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

Alexis Sanchez scored from close range in the 72nd and 81st minutes to help the Gunners to 72 points on the season.

The fifth place Gunners are a point back of Liverpool and three behind Manchester City entering Championship Sunday.

The loss ensures Sunderland will finish dead last in Premier League.

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Arsenal must now hope to beat Everton on Sunday and have Liverpool drop points against Middlesbrough.

It was a game that could’ve easily been five or six-nil, but was kept scoreless into the 72nd minute thanks to more outstanding goalkeeping from Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford.

Sanchez broke through when he tapped in Mesut Ozil’s pass, then doubled the advantage when Olivier Giroud cut the ball back for another doorstep finish.

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