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Wenger hails Arsenal contract rebels Sanchez and Ozil after win over West Ham

Date Posted,April 5, 2017

Arsene Wenger was quick to praise the displays of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil as his Arsenal side beat West Ham 3-0 at the Emirates.

The duo continue to be linked with a move away from north London this summer but starred as the Gunners returned to winning ways.

Ozil opened the scoring on his 150th appearance for the club just before the hour mark, firing home from the edge of the area after being gifted possession by Jose Fonte.

And he linked up with Sanchez to create the second, getting the ball back from a one-two to cross for Theo Walcott, who was captain on the night, to score from eight yards.

Ozil celebrates his goal (Photo: REUTERS)
Sanchez was impressive against West Ham (Photo: Shaun Botterill)

Olivier Giroud capped the scoring, curling home brilliantly from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass.

“West Ham defended well in the first half and we needed to find a solution in the second half,” Wenger said. “We were convincing after the break.

“Ozil and Sanchez are important players but everyone did well. You could not say any player had a bad performance.

Wenger hailed his two stars (Photo: Getty)

“We come out of a difficult period and our confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly.

“We are in the final sprint in the Premier League. Consistency will be very important.

“We have a little handicap on the points front. We have less possibilities to drop points.”

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