Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Sanchez benching backfires as Reds take win

Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Alexis Sanchez on the bench for Arsenal's trip to Liverpool backfired as the Reds ran out 3-1 winners at Anfield. 
Arsene Wenger's problems at Arsenal continued as Liverpool replaced the Gunners in the top four with victory at Anfield.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring on nine minutes after the visitors' defence was caught cold and Sadio Mane doubled his side's lead before the break as Firmino turned provider.


Arsenal started a Premier League game without both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil - who was ill - for the first time since January 2016, and they looked completely lost in the first half playing a counter-attacking style.
Wenger threw on Sanchez for Francis Coquelin at the break and the striker's impact was felt immediately - a lovely throughball put Danny Welbeck in on goal to reduce the deficit.

But Georginio Wijnaldum killed off the game in injury time as Liverpool recorded only their third win in all competitions in 2017 and added to their unrivalled tally of 19 points from matches against the other teams currently in the top six.

Arsenal have now lost three of their last four league games.
Source: All Football

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