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Wenger pins hopes on last-day Arsenal coup

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Alexis Sanchez’s brace means Arsenal could yet secure a top-four finish by beating Everton at home on Sunday, but only if fourth-place Liverpool — a point above them — slip up at home to Middlesbrough.

Third-place Manchester City are also within mathematical reach, but only if they lose at Watford, Arsenal beat Everton and there is a five-goal swing in goal difference.

“We’ve got in on the final day many times,” Wenger told BBC Sport after Tuesday’s game at the Emirates Stadium.

“We made 71 points and were second. We now have 72 and want to go to 75. After that you deal with what happens.”

Relegated Sunderland frustrated Arsenal until Sanchez popped up to score twice from close range in the final 18 minutes, taking his tally for the league campaign to 23 goals.

“We had plenty of shots on goal, but we needed to be patient,” Wenger said.

“We were frustrated at half-time not to be leading. Sunderland fought and you want that in the Premier League — that’s what you want from every team.”

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