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Wenger Hails ‘Demon King’ Alexis Sanchez After The Wounded Warrior Emerges As The Lone Fighter

has once again heaped praise on star forward Alexis as the Chilean played through pain to help beat Sunderland 2-0 at home.

The relegated Black Cats faced a full strength Gunners side as Wenger’s men look to push their top four charge in the Premier League.

Sanchez was doubtful to play in the game due to a knock but ultimately played after Wenger decided to include him in the first-team.

The Frenchman’s gamble paid-off as the Chile international scored twice in the second-half to keep Arsenal’s Champions League qualification chances alive.

Arsene lauded Alexis for his never dying spirit as he claimed that Sanchez is a devil once he gets the ball on the pitch.

“I made the decision to start Alexis at 4 pm,” Wenger said at a news conference.

“Once he is on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets the pain.”

“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.”

Two goals on Tuesday meant that Sanchez now has 23 goals in 37 league appearances this season – just one behind top scorer .

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