Wenger: Arsenal must gamble to make top four

Wenger: Arsenal must gamble to make top four

A moment of Premier League controversy involving a ball being thrown at a player's head and a questionable theatrical performance stole the show as Arsenal took on reigning champions Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Sanchez, in an effort to waste time, began standing directly in front of Leicester throw-ins.

Sanchez then went down theatrically and appeared to be booked for his overreaction. The ball seemed to hit Sanchez on the shoulder, but the Chile worldwide fell to the ground clutching his face.

The Frenchman argued that Sanchez did not know that he had to stand a certain distance away from the touch line and the referee did not warn him before brandishing a yellow card.

"I can only see right now Alexis Sanchez getting into that team without anyone saying 'how come he's in the team?'" The referee didn't tell him.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexis Sanchez was not aware of a rule which required him to be at least two metres away from Leicester City's long-throw specialist Christian Fuchs.

But as the minutes ticked down Arsenal found the vital goal, with Nacho Monreal cracking a shot which took a deflection off Robert Huth's chest and went into the back of the net, finding the bottom corner. "As well, I must say the referee didn't tell him".

Speaking after the game, Bellerin underlined how important it was to notch another victory so soon after Sunday's FA Cup semi-final success at Wembley.

"We have one advantage and that is the advantage of clarity".

He said, "Every win gives you a little plus".

Defeat leaves Leicester six points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining but, like Bellerin, England midfielder Danny Drinkwater is hoping the positives for Craig Shakespeare's side can be carried into the weekend trip to West Brom.

"We restricted them and were cruelly beaten by a deflected shot". We had to put blocks in and when we had to defend, we defended.

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