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Alexis Sanchez hits the bar with superb free-kick against Manchester City

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With the Premier League season just a week away, the country’s biggest sides are making their final preparations ahead of their opening fixtures.

In fact, two of the league’s juggernauts are locking horns as means of limbering up for the new campaign. Manchester City and Arsenal are facing off in Gothenburg in both sides’ closing pre-season matches.

With some strong sides on display, the fixture certainly hasn’t been void of exciting moments. One such flash of brilliance has been mustered by Alexis Sanchez who has come inches away from a mercurial free-kick finish.


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Final friendly

As a consequence of the International Champions Cup, there’s been little rest bite for some of the Premier League’s finest outfits.

Manchester City have already had to fight off Borussia Dortmund and if it wasn’t for some questionable Chinese turf would have already clashed with their city neighbours too.

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Rivals Arsenal may have had a comparatively easy ride, but have decided to take on Pep Guardiola’s City side nonetheless. It appears Arsene Wenger wants a tough challenge for his side before the curtains open on Saturday.

Sanchez comes close

Sergio Aguero, often the scourge of Arsenal, continued to ravage the north Londoners by giving the Citizens a first-half lead.

Despite the setback, Wenger’s men have responded via the medium of rising star Alex Iwobi.

Arsenal could easily have completed the comeback though as Sanchez came agonisingly close to beating Joe Hart from a free-kick. The superb effort can be seen below:

The Chilean whips the ball over the wall in admirable fashion, but the dip was insufficient to duck under the bar. Hart can be seen at full stretch, whether he would have got his hand to strike his another question however.

While the 27-year-old may not have found the net, such a brilliant reminder of quality will do little harm to Arsenal fans’ hopes ahead of next season. Besides, if they’re to get anywhere near the Premier League title, they’ll need Sanchez at his finest.

Arsenal v Manchester City: Pre-Season Friendly

Strikes from Theo Walcott and Chuba Akpom have seen Arsenal turn the game on its head regardless though with the Gunners now leading 3-2. 

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