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Arsenal’s top-four hopes intact as Alexis Sánchez ends Sunderland’s resistance

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. And yet it still has a pulse. The team continued their recent surge, digging deep to overcome obdurate opponents in Sunderland, and they will go to the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday still hoping for the twist that could put a more positive spin on things.

They need a miracle. Or, to put it another way, they need Liverpool to drop points at home to Middlesbrough or Manchester City to be thrashed at Watford which, coupled with a home win for them over Everton, would allow them to snatch a Champions League place. Wenger will believe that his proud record of top-four finishes is not yet dead.

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Arsenal’s top-four hopes intact as Alexis Sánchez ends Sunderland’s resistance

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. And yet it still has a pulse. The team continued their recent surge, digging deep to overcome obdurate opponents in Sunderland, and they will go to the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday still hoping for the twist that could put a more positive spin on things.

They need a miracle. Or, to put it another way, they need Liverpool to drop points at home to Middlesbrough or Manchester City to be thrashed at Watford which, coupled with a home win for them over Everton, would allow them to snatch a Champions League place. Wenger will believe that his proud record of top-four finishes is not yet dead.

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