Even though Arsenal could have argued that we had plenty of chances to score against Hull City at the Emirates stadium today, the fact is that both goals were scored by our star striker Alexis Sanchez, highlighting once again why the club has to get it together and do whatever it takes to keep the Chile international in north London.
In a game as tight as this was today, when the top quality of the Gunners is hard to find and the opponents have their tails up and are making things very difficult, little incidents and fine margins can make all the difference and that is why Alexis is such an important player for Arsenal.
We see the likes of Ozil and Walcott having great games at times and sometimes Arsenal in flow are a joy to watch, but often we have to rely on the tenacity as well as the talent of our Chilean, whose double today took him clear in the Premier League scoring chart.
Okay the first goal came off his hand and the second was a penalty but he was also involved in the build up to both and another forward may well not have won the game for the Gunners. Sanchez was slated a bit for his poor showing at Chelsea last weekend but you can count those sort of games from him on one hand.
Is keeping Alexis the most important bit of business Arsenal will do this summer?