Arsene Wenger praises Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez after Everton win
Last Updated: 22/10/17 5:59pm
Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil after the duo helped Arsenal to an impressive 5-2 win at Everton on Nissan Super Sunday.
Sanchez and Ozil are out of contract at the end of the season and have been linked with moves away from the Emirates.
Both players were on the scoresheet in a dominant win at Goodison Park, leaving Wenger to describe Sanchez as "on fire" and Ozil's performance as "superb".
"I believe that [Sanchez] comes back from injury and has worked very hard, Ozil as well," Wenger said.
"The two of them were sharp physically, very mobile and if you have their individual quality, that makes them dangerous against any defender. [Sanchez] was on fire.
"[Ozil] was superb. Agile, quick, intelligent. Always at the service of the team with his quality of his passing and when he is at that level, he is an exceptional football player."
Ozil, making his first Premier League start since the 3-0 win over Bournemouth in early September, has been the subject of reported interest from Manchester United.
Wenger said: "We live in an environment where we have to deal with the news and the players and myself have only always one response, which is what's happening on the football pitch.
"When you see Mesut on the football pitch like he is today, enjoying his game like he is today, it's difficult to believe these kind of things."
Arsenal fell behind to Wayne Rooney's opener but made their superiority count with goals from Nacho Monreal, Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey, as well as Ozil and Sanchez.
Wenger added: "We didn't panic, we maintained our focus on the game, and after that, it looked like it was all us for the rest of the game.
"I was concerned going behind because recently we have been punished for every single mistake we have made away from home.
"But I thought there was a long time to go, so let's come back before half-time.
"It was a mental test but we kept going, we kept our focus and slowly the quality of our movement, the quality of our passing gave Everton problems.
"After that, with the offensive strength we have, of course that made the difference."
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