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Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez not solely to blame'

Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez not to blame'
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Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal's failure to get off the mark against West Ham United was down to the team as a whole, rather than certain individuals.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that it would be wrong to blame forward Alexis Sanchez for his side's goal woes in recent matches.

The Gunners failed to find a way through the West Ham United defence on Wednesday evening, having also been accused of profligacy against Manchester United and Southampton during their three-match winless run.

Sanchez has borne the brunt of the blame, with just four Premier League goals to his name all season, but Wenger claims that Wednesday's London Stadium stalemate was down to the team as a whole.

"In a situation like that you do not want to focus on one player, you focus more on the collective attitude of the team and keep them focused on the quality of our game," he told reporters.

"We create chances. [The goals] will come. It's difficult to say he's had a dip. He tried. It was difficult because they defended very well as well."

Sanchez, linked with a January move to Premier League leaders Manchester City, was subbed off eight minutes from time against West Ham.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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