Sanchez: Arsenal lacks winning mentality

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez admits that his team lacks the killer instinct to win the Premier League.

The Gunners have been hit by a recent dip in form which has seen them fall behind in the title race at a crucial point in the season.

Arsenal have lost back-to-back matches when they were favourites to win following the 3-2 loss against a young underhanded Manchester United at the weekend and a 2-1 loss to relegation candidates Swansea City.

As a consequence, Arsenal are six points behind log leaders Leicester City in third place.

“I think we can win the Premier League with the players we have,” Sanchez told DirecTV Sports.

“That said, we lack a certain hunger. We need to step out onto the pitch as if we’re already 1-0 up.

“We lack self-belief, that we can actually be champions. I remember a game against Manchester United last year. The lads looked hungry for silverware as we took to the pitch. We crushed them in the first 20 minutes and went 2-0 up. We were hungry and brimming with confidence that day.”

Arsenal face second placed Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby on Saturday.