English Premiership

Sanchez: Arsenal lacks winning mentality

Alexis Sanchez (TEAMtalk)
Alexis Sanchez (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez admits that his team lacks the killer instinct to win the Premier League.

The Gunners have been hit by a recent dip in form which has seen them fall behind in the title race at a crucial point in the season.

Arsenal have lost back-to-back matches when they were favourites to win following the 3-2 loss against a young underhanded Manchester United at the weekend and a 2-1 loss to relegation candidates Swansea City.

As a consequence, Arsenal are six points behind log leaders Leicester City in third place.

"I think we can win the Premier League with the players we have," Sanchez told DirecTV Sports.

"That said, we lack a certain hunger. We need to step out onto the pitch as if we're already 1-0 up.

"We lack self-belief, that we can actually be champions. I remember a game against Manchester United last year.

"The lads looked hungry for silverware as we took to the pitch. We crushed them in the first 20 minutes and went 2-0 up. We were hungry and brimming with confidence that day."

Arsenal face second placed Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby on Saturday.

Fixtures
Sat 26 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 26 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Everton
Selhurst Park
Sat 26 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea
The Hawthorns
Results
Mon 21 Sep 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Manchester City 3
Mon 21 Sep 20
Aston Villa 1
Sheffield United 0
Sun 20 Sep 20
Leicester City 4
Burnley 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
2
2
6
2. Everton
2
2
6
3. Arsenal
2
2
6
4. Liverpool
2
2
6