Alexis Sanchez’s performance inspired his team Arsenal to beat AFC Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners ended their run of three consecutive draws throughout the last month. In the game that was closer than the score says, the 27-year old Chilean always looked like a treat for The Cherries. Every other player might have been not able to play full match after two very hard games in the space of a week, but not Sanchez.

Back to the winning strike

After a tough game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger decided to make seven changes to his team, dropping French striker Oliver Giroud back to the bench and starting Granit Xhaka, Theo Walcott and Mohamed Elneny.

The Gunners started the game really well, with aggressive attacks form Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez. Bournemouth acquired two yellow cards in the first 10 minutes of the game, what illustrates the advantage of the hosts. Great defending blocks from Nathan Ake prevented Wenger’s men from taking the lead in the opening minutes of the game.

Alexis Sanchez's show!

The Gunners finally took the lead after 12 minutes of the game, thanks to a misplaced pass from Bournemouth defender, who tried to return the ball to the keeper. His weak pass was pounced upon by Alexis, who put the ball past the goalkeeper Adam Federici.

Few minutes later, AFC Bournemouth managed to level the score as they were awarded a penalty after Calum Wilson fell down in the box.

The striker stepped up to convert an easy goal for his team.

The hosts took the lead once again on 53 minutes, when Nacho Monreal centred the ball to Theo Walcott, who put the ball into the net from eight yards. It was his sixth goal in the Barclays Premier League in this season. Arsenal controlled the game to the last minutes and they also avoided a nervy finish, as Alexis Sanchez scored his second goal of the day after a fine assist from substitute Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal took a very important 3 points and today’s performance will fuel their belief that Arsenal can finally lift the Premier League title at the end of the May.