Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has scored six goals in five games against Hull in all competitions
Alexis Sanchez scored twice and missed a penalty as Arsenal comfortably beat 10-man Hull City in the Premier League.
Livermore was shown a straight red card five minutes before half-time when he blocked Iwobi’s goal-bound effort with his hands.
It was a decision which also mystified Wenger who revealed it was “not planned for Sanchez to take it” and that he wants “to know what happened and for it not to happen again”.
Sanchez struck after Jakupovic had blocked Walcott’s initial shot, before substitute Switzerland international Xhaka – a £35m summer signing from Borussia Monchengladbach – applied the gloss with the pick of the goals from distance.
After three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since last Christmas, Arsenal’s season now feels properly up and running.
Hull made Arsenal work for this victory but the quality in Arsene Wenger’s side shone through.
Even when he has an off day Sanchez can be a match-winner. These were not particularly classy strikes from the Chilean, but he got the job done.
Wenger, in a season when the pressure is on him to deliver silverware, will likely feel there is plenty to build on from this performance.
Sanchez will get the attention for his goals, but against a physical Hull side Iwobi showed he has the fight and determination to go with his flair.
“We started well, dominated and were fluent. They defended well but overall we managed to score the goal, then after the missed penalty we had to be serious and score the next goal.” He addef
“Hopefully I’ll take this club on – I want to be involved and take a great group of players forward. Once we’ve sorted out the details, we’ll make the decision.”
Arsenal have won six games at the KCOM Stadium in all competitions – more than any other away side.
Hull have lost back-to-back home league games for the first time since May 2015.
Sanchez has been involved in eight goals in his five games against Hull in all competitions (six goals, two assists).
Sanchez’s penalty miss means he is the only Arsenal player to take more than one Premier League penalty and fail to score with any of them.
Both teams have away trips in the third round of the EFL Cup during the week.
Arsenal face Championship Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday while Hull benefit from a extra day of rest before they travel to the Potteries to play Stoke.