Arsene Wenger reveals Alexis Sanchez doubtful for Arsenal's game with Sunderland


In the penultimate game of the Premier League season, Arsenal welcome Sunderland to the Emirates Stadium for a midweek showdown.

Arsenal recorded an impressive 4-1 win at Stoke but were always reliant on one of their rivals dropping points before the end of the season if they were to reel either of them in.

"Our chances are just to win our games".

"He's so keen. Maybe it was just a kick. It could be a possibility that he recovers for tomorrow". The manager said yesterday that Laurent Koscielny has picked up another calf problem, so he'll be out of contention for tonight.

"Some teams turn up, some teams are on holiday", he said.

And the 67-year-old confessed surprise at the amount of importance others are now placing on his side achieving the same this year to qualify for the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has congratulated Chelsea on their Premier League title but warned that next season will not be so easy with Champions League football to contend with.

But Wenger said it didn't affect his players either. Overall, that is in a very short spell where we have paid for it.

"He has developed here and become a top class player".

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The Gunners will however need a favour from either Middlesbrough, who visit Liverpool on Sunday or Watford who host Manchester City.

Arsenal will look to keep alive our slim hopes of finishing in the top four with a win when we take on Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday evening.

"Our chances depend on winning our games".

Back in those days, second place was seen as a failure, now, the Gunners are struggling to make the top four.

"We have created a momentum again". We had a hard period and recovered from it.

"We've got in on the final day many times".

Sanchez was only passed fit to play hours before kick-off and, having reached 23 goals for the campaign, Wenger was full of praise for the man whose own future remains uncertain, with his contract at Arsenal expiring in the summer of 2018.

"They play the way they want to play, so if teams of Tony Pulis want to play that way, perfect".

"One point would be hard to swallow but that should not as well change the judgment on the quality of the team to a way where you think you have absolutely to change everything".