Five observations from Arsenal's superb win over Hull - Sanchez, Wilshere and Ramsey feature

Alexis Sanchez after first goal Arsenal

Arsenal move level on points with Manchester City in second place after a phenomenal attacking performance in the first half at the KC Stadium.

Sanchez has been the thorn in Hull’s side this season

The Chilean once again underlined his star quality by adding two more goals to his total for the season. Let's not forget it's Sanchez's debut season either, and Hull have suffered particularly strongly at the hands of the former Barcelona man, having conceded to the 26-year-old every time they've played Arsenal, who now has 24 goals to his name this year.

Fortune favoured the brave Gunners

There may have been an element of good fortune in two of Arsenal's goals at the KC Stadium, with Sanchez's free kick and Ramsey's strike wrong footing Hull goalkeeper Steve Harper courtesy of a couple of deflections, but so much of Arsenal's play was a joy to behold, and the Gunners thoroughly deserved their 3-0 lead at half time. They could have scored the same amount again after the break - the passing and one touch football on display was at times as good as Arsene Wenger's men have played all season.

Ramsey and Cazorla look phenomenal in central midfield

The two midfielders were outstanding for the Gunners, with Santi Cazorla's passing on the edge of the box a constant threat as it stretched the Hull defence, and Ramsey's forward runs producing much of the game's best moments. The Welshman linked up fantastically well with his teammates, making a great run to get on the end of Cazorla's pass for the Londoners' second goal, before playing his own wonder ball for Sanchez's second. Alongside an authoritative Francis Coquelin, could there be a better midfield trio in the Premier League at the moment? 

Jack Wilshere is still a key player for Arsenal 

Arsenal fans will be delighted to see Jack Wilshere back out on the pitch for the Gunners, his first appearance since November. Even more important for the Englishman though, was the positive impact he made in his 22 minutes on the pitch. Full of energy, quality on the ball, and skill and determination when it came to carrying the ball into danger areas, his first contribution was to win a free kick after dribbling past a couple of challenges, and he was unlucky not to get a goal after a couple of chances that had Hull panicking. Proof, if anyone needed any, that Wilshere is a top player that can be the main man in pretty much any midfield position for Wenger. Just build those ankles up Jack!

Arsenal look certain to be title challengers next season - and not boring ones either

If Arsenal can carry their 2015 form into the start of next season, they will be very real challengers in whatever competition they are involved in, especially the Premier League, where they have won all but two of their fourteen games since New Year's Day. And it's hard to deny that they have been the most entertaining, and impressive attacking team in that time either. Jose Mourinho may be able to sit atop the Premier League this season, but he will have to deal with a genuine Gunners title bid in the 2015-16 season. 

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