Another game, another brace for Alexis, another three points for us.

The Chilean international’s stellar season continued on Tuesday as he scored two second-half goals as we beat Sunderland at Emirates Stadium.

Alexis’ involvement in the game was in doubt before the game with a knock, but Arsène Wenger told the media after the game of his delight with his display:

on when he made the decision to start Alexis
At four o’clock [today].

on Alexis
With him, I feel he had something still left, but once he’s on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets his pain.

on Alexis being a late inclusion and what the performance says about him…
Nobody questions his desire and his quality. It shows as well that if you look at his numbers, he has developed here as a player and has become a top-class player and has not wasted his time here. Hopefully that will last for a long time.

on Ramsey…
He’s alright.

on if Arsenal have signed Sead Kolasinac…
No, we have nothing to say about transfers at the moment.

on if Wenger is looking forward to working with him…
I’m looking forward to working with myself!

on Jordan Pickford’s performance…
He had an exceptional night. I think we had 36 shots at goal, the highest in the Premier League. The keeper saved 11 of them, so he has done extremely well.

on Arsenal being linked with Pickford…
We have plenty of goalkeepers. We have Petr Cech, Ospina, we have Wojciech who is only on loan at Roma and has had an exceptional season. We have Emi Martinez. If there’s one thing we don’t need to buy, it’s a goalkeeper.

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16 May 2017