Are Arsenal at their lowest point under Wenger?

  • Are Arsenal at their lowest point under Wenger?

Are Arsenal at their lowest point under Wenger?

Sanchez was left out of the starting line-up at Anfield but came on in the second half as Arsenal lost 3-1.

On their win over Arsenal, Klopp said: "It was one of the best games we have played so far because of the strength of our opponent".

"The thinking was that we had to go more direct, to use players who are strong in the air".

Sanchez arrived on the pitch immediately after the interval and made an immediate impact - demanding a greater work-rate from his teammates, with Nacho Monreal discovering the sharp end of the Chilean's tongue, for not pushing up enough as Sanchez broke.

Amid reports that a falling out with Wenger was behind the surprise exclusion of Sanchez from the starting line-up for Arsenal's 3-1 defeat against Liverpool, former Gunners striker Wright expressed his sympathy for the Chile global and claimed other clubs will be monitoring the situation. He then put Danny Welbeck through on goal with a perfectly weighted ball and the England worldwide chipped over an on-rushing Simon Mignolet.

"What is most important for me now is the attitude to just go for it - to go and take".

"For us it will be very important to be consistent now if we are to go up another level".

Ibrahimovic, fresh from scoring twice in United's Wembley triumph over Southampton, had a wretched afternoon and not just because his second-half penalty, with the score at 1-1 was stopped by Artur Boruc, who gave an inspired performance. For Wenger to rest Sanchez for a match that was without a doubt more important than the Champions League one was absurd.

Klopp was fulsome in his praise for Sanchez. "On the other side he's completely different to Welbeck. It took five minutes to adapt to the situation because they had two big chances at the start of the second half", said Klopp.

Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain, said: "Without Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal haven't got any world-class players". "It was a unusual game to leave him out of, it baffled me", said Wright. "This decision was not easy to make, but I have to stand up for it", the Frenchman added, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.

Kane picked up a minor knock in that game last weekend and will have a fitness assessment along with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen to line out for second-placed Spurs against the Toffees, who are up to seventh after their recent good form.