PHOTOS: Sanchez scores brace as former Arsenal keeper flops

Vito Mannone 2

Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal defeated Sunderland this afternoon.

Arsenal got back to winning ways in the Premier League today - as they defeated Sunderland 2-0 at The Stadium of Light.

After a 2-2 draw with Hull City last time out and a poor performance against Anderlecht in the Champions League fans were hoping for a response.

A resounding rebuttal was certainly not on show but Arsenal will be happy to have come away with all three points despite not excelling on Wearside.

In the end they had Alexis Sanchez to thank, and former goalkeeper Vito Mannone - who had another shocker in the Sunderland sticks.

The Chilean summer signing scored both goals for Arsenal as they moved on to 14 points, fifth in the Premier League table.

In reality, both his goals were gifted to him by Sunderland.

Arsenal went 1-0 up when Wes Brown gave the ball away carelessly allowing Alexis to storm clear and finish with aplomb, with a nonchalant chip.

The second came after some pressure from Sunderland in the 90th minute. Former Arsenal stopper and Will Buckley were both at fault, with Sanchez happy to capitalise once again.

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