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Alexis Sanchez scores stunning chip against Ludogorets

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With Alexis Sanchez upfront, Arsenal finally seem to have found a winning formula.

The Gunners entered tonight's Champions League clash on the back of a six-game winning streak in all competitions, with their Chilean star scoring and assisting four goals each during that time.

It's Sanchez's pace and creativity that's paying dividends for Arsene Wenger's men - and it once again came to the fore against Ludogorets.

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With no more than 12 minutes on the clock, the 27-year-old produced a moment of magic to score one of his best goals in an Arsenal shirt, if not in his entire career (see below).

After holding his run and being played through on goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez cut inside a Ludogorets defender before lifting a sensational chip over Vladislav Stoyanov and into the far corner.

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SANCHEZ MAGIC

The Bulgarian shot-stopper really didn't stand a chance.

Sanchez has repaid Wenger's faith, and then some, in the lone striker role, scoring important goals against Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain recently.

Many were quick to question Wenger's decision to play the Chile international upfront - especially so after comparing him to Luis Suarez - but it's proved an inspired call.

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He said earlier this month, per Sky Sports: "At the start many people questioned that decision.

"First of all I had big competition up front. I thought [Danny] Welbeck could play there, [Olivier] Giroud was playing there with different qualities and I reflected for a long time at the end of the season.

"I decided to try Sanchez [up front]. He has similarities with Luis Suarez."

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