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Arsenal pick up three points at Hull

Alexis Sanchez

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.

Sanchez put Arsenal ahead when he got a touch on Alex Iwobi’s shot, but failed from the spot after Jake Livermore handled and was sent off.

Theo Walcott added a second after the break before Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for the hosts with a penalty.

Sanchez struck a third before summer signing Granit Xhaka’s spectacular shot rounded off the scoring.

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Sanchez’s first goal owed much to fortune rather than personal brilliance as Iwobi arrived at the back post and saw his effort deflect in off the Chile international.

Livermore was shown a straight red card five minutes before half-time when he blocked Iwobi’s goal-bound effort with his hands.

Sanchez took responsibility for the penalty ahead of recent regular taker Santi Cazorla only to see his low effort saved by Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.

Walcott added a second goal shortly before the hour mark when he got on the end of Iwobi’s clever flick with Hull defender Harry Maguire unable to head the ball clear.

Snodgrass gave Hull a glimmer of hope when he converted from the spot after Petr Cech had brought down Dieumerci Mbokani but Arsenal’s response was emphatic.

Sanchez stroked the ball into an empty net after Jakupovic’s initial shot had been saved before substitute Xhaka applied the gloss with the pick of the goals from distance.

Gunners now up and running

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.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Hull City 1, Arsenal 4.

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Arsenal 4.

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City).

Goal! Hull City 1, Arsenal 4. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elneny.

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt missed. Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Substitution, Arsenal. Lucas Pérez replaces Theo Walcott.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ryan Mason.

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Granit Xhaka.

Goal! Hull City 1, Arsenal 3. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Arsenal. Nacho Monreal tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal).

Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín.

Goal! Hull City 1, Arsenal 2. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Petr Cech (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Petr Cech (Arsenal) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Hull City. Dieumerci Mbokani draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution, Arsenal. Mohamed Elneny replaces Alex Iwobi.

Substitution, Hull City. Dieumerci Mbokani replaces Abel Hernández.

Theo Walcott (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Granit Xhaka.

Attempt blocked. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Substitution, Arsenal. Granit Xhaka replaces Santiago Cazorla.

Offside, Hull City. Curtis Davies tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal).

Harry Maguire (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Hull City. Sam Clucas tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Substitution, Hull City. Ryan Mason replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Arsenal. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Theo Walcott is caught offside.

Offside, Hull City. Eldin Jakupovic tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

Goal! Hull City 0, Arsenal 2. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Iwobi with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.