London: Alexis Sanchez scored another breathtaking goal as Arsenal closed back up on the top four of the English Premier League with a 3-0 win over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring vs Stoke yesterday
The Chile forward, signed for £30million in the summer from Barcelona, took his tally in an impressive debut campaign to 18.
His first was a brilliant solo effort in the 33rd minute having earlier set up Laurent Koscielny for the opener, before netting a deflected free-kick at the start of the second half.
The result meant the Gunners leapfrog Tottenham into fifth place, level on points with Southampton, who were to play Manchester United later yesterday.
The victory, though, could have come at a cost as full-back Mathieu Debuchy, who had only just returned from an ankle problem, was carried off during the first half after suffering a shoulder injury when falling into the advertising hoardings after colliding with Stoke's Marko Arnautovic.