Wenger unsure why Sanchez took missed penalty

Date published: Saturday 17th September 2016 6:15

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no idea why Alexis Sanchez took their missed penalty during their 4-1 victory over Hull on Saturday.

Sanchez took responsibility ahead of regular taker Santi Cazorla but Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic saved his effort.

Luckily for Sanchez and Wenger it didn’t matter, as the Gunners went on to win the game comfortably.

The Chilean opened the scoring when he deflected Alex Iwobi’s effort into the net early on before Theo Walcott added a second just after the break.

Hull did get one back, but their joy didn’t last long as further strikes from Sanchez and Granit Xhaka rounded off the scoring for Wenger’s men.

On the missed penalty, Wenger said: “Santi was down to take it, I don’t know why it did not happen, they have pecking order, it was not planned for Sanchez to take it.

“I want to know what happened and for it not to happen again. Overall anyone can miss a penalty, we have to accept that.”

The Gunners moved temporarily up to second – ahead of Everton’s evening match with Middlesbrough – and Wenger was happy with their performance against the Tigers.

“I feel overall it was a positive performance after playing away in the Champions League and away again today.

“We started well, dominated and were fluent. They defended well but overall we managed to score the goal then after the missed penalty we had to be serious and score the next goal.

Iwobi and Sanchez may have to fight it out over who claims the first goal after the youngster’s strike went in off the Chile international.

“I thought Iwobi, 100%. But Sanchez says he scored the goal,” Wenger added.

 

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