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Ian Wright explains what's happening with Sanchez and Ozil that doesn't make sense

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Arsene Wenger can lift the growing pressure on his shoulders with a win over Tottenham in today’s north London derby.

It won’t be easy - Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost just twice in their past 15 matches and Harry Kane and Dele Alli are both fit again - but form doesn’t really apply when it comes to this rivalry.

Wenger spent this week giving some advice to Pochettino, who is currently trying to guide Spurs to their first league title since 1961, on what it will take to land that first piece of silverware.

"By keeping your nerves and getting the players to focus on what is important," the Frenchman told reporters, per Goal.

"At some stages, by fighting a little bit against your inhibitions – the fear that you won't get over the line. Basically, you need to focus on what is important and not focus on the trophy too much.

"You always do [feel anxiety]. It is always difficult to finish a job as, it must be difficult to finish a book. It is difficult to finish any job."

Arsenal fans, of course, would prefer Wenger focus on his own pursuit of trophies.


Ian Wright wants Lacazette to start

The 68-year-old has come under fire for his use of summer-signing Alexandre Lacazette this season.

The France international has played 90 minutes just once and had to settle for a place on the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

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Wright: Lacazette over Sanchez and Ozil makes no sense

In Ian Wright’s opinion, it “does not make sense” for Lacazette to be on the bench while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom appear desperate to leave the Emirates, start.

"We need our best team out," the Gunners hero told the Evening Standard.

"Lacazette is a goalscorer of a high calibre.

"We saw that with his two goals for France against Germany [on Tuesday].

"You have got players [Sanchez and Ozil] who want to leave and Arsene is starting them in front of a £52million player, it does not make sense.

"Those are the kind of the decisions that upset fans."

You’ll be hard pushed to find a single Arsenal fan who doesn’t agree with that.

Lacazette has scored six goals in the league; Sanchez and Ozil have a single goal each and appear extremely uninvested right now.


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