Arsenal: Christian Fuchs Floors Alexis Sanchez With Throw-In As Gunners Battle To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

Alan Duffy

27th, April 2017


Arsenal battled to a rather unconvincing 1-0 win against Leicester on Wednesday night.

However, on a rather dull evening at the Emirates, the most entertaining moment came late on, with Alexis Sanchez and Christian Fuchs getting involved in a bizarre hoo-ha over a long-throw.

With Leicester a goal down and the game into injury time, Fuchs attempted to launch a long-throw into the Arsenal box, only for Sanchez to try to block the full-back. Queue a nice little bit of nonsense…

Sanchez’s dramatic collapse is quite something although surely Fuchs should have been booked as well?

Despite the histrionics, Sanchez did finish the game with a cut lip…

As for the game itself, the dour encounter was decided by a very lucky goal, with Nacho Monreal’s shot deflected into the Leicester goal by Robert Huth.

The win, Arsenal’s third in a row, sees the Gunners go sixth four points off the top four.

Leicester, on the other hand, stay 16th, six points clear of the drop-zone.

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  1. maria says:

    The opposition player has to maintain a certain distance at a throw-in no? Bizarre. Fair play to Schmeichel for keeping his team from swarming the ref.

  2. Rob says:

    if the referee deemed it as intentional then it would be a red for Fuchs. Striking an appointment also covers striking with objects (including match equipment such as ball, corner flag, water bottle etc.)

  3. ERG1008 says:

    I’ve gone, in the last few months, from thinking Sanchez is a decent player to being a complete shithouse.

  4. Rob 2 says:

    Maria, you are right, it’s 2 metres, the ref is supposed to book the player if he doesn’t move.

  5. Bob says:

    Of course it was deliberate, and of course he deserved it. Complete bellend

  6. sloth says:

    What a farce. The ref/lino should have sorted this out before the throw as Sanchez was clearly encroaching, and should have given him a yellow when he stopped Fuchs from releasing the first throw attempt.

    As it happened, Sanchez should have gotten the yellow for encroachment, and probably another yellow for the play-acting. Fuchs should have been given a straight red for intentionally throwing the ball at an opponent’s face. Send them both off, end of. Soft punishment for tripe like this further legitimizes these embarrassing displays of “gamesmanship.”

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