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Wenger heaps praise on Alexis

Alexis notched a brace against Bournemouth

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
TFW you’re dead but still pretty good at soccer
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Arsene Wenger had plenty of praise for Alexis Sánchez after the Gunners’ star striker scored two goals in their 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League.

"Even when he looks dead he is still alive and finds the resources when he wins the ball back to do something special," Wenger said, according to

"He has that conditioning that when the ball comes to him again he finds always that extra gear to be dangerous."

Alexis, who has transitioned to primarily playing the center forward role this season, has certainly been plenty praiseworthy recently, having now scored seven goals in his past eight matches.

Wenger also took the time to address the state of Alexis’ contract, which is set to end in 2018.

"It is important [to keep him]," he said. "How important? I don't know. We will not do that [sort a new contract] tonight and we have some time in front of us."

Fair enough, especially since Alexis will be busy playing with his dogs tonight.