Hull 1-4 Arsenal: Sanchez and Iwobi superb as Xhaka shows why he should be starting

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Arsenal won 4-1 away to Hull City to continue their revival in form, with two goals from Alexis Sanchez enough to deliver three points.

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Youngster Alex Iwobi was also in top form to provide two assists for the Gunners, with his shot diverting off Sanchez for the first before he set up Theo Walcott for the second with a delightful back-heel.

Robert Snodgrass threatened to start a comeback for Hull with a penalty in the 79th minute, but the reduction in the deficit was short-lived as Arsenal made sure of the win just four minutes later through Sanchez’s second.

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Hull 1-4 Arsenal: Sanchez and Iwobi superb as Xhaka shows why he should be starting

Theo Walcott rounded off a fine team move to make it 2-0 (Picture: Getty)

Granit Xhaka wasn’t included in the starting line up, much to the surprise of many Arsenal fans, but he made his presence felt when he did make it on, as he added some gloss the score line with a late screamer.

It wasn’t the most polished performance from Arsene Wenger’s side, with Sanchez not always at home in an unfamiliar striker role and even missing a penalty, while Mesut Ozil had a quiet afternoon just behind the Chilean.

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In truth, Iwobi was truly the bright spark for Arsenal with some smart pieces of play from the left-hand side, and he was rightly applauded off by the travelling fans when he was taken off in the 77th minute.

The win moves Arsenal up to second place on ten points, level with Liverpool and Chelsea, while Everton can move clear when they play Middlesbrough in today’s late kick-off.

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