Arsenal's fifth-placed finish last season was not enough to secure a spot for the Gunners boss for the first time in 19 years.
'So I just try to give him competition and to get him back to his best, because I gave him a long holiday and after that long holiday this year he had a real rest.
They took a huge amount of criticism following their performance in the latter game but it also seems to have been a bit of a watershed moment as they are unbeaten in four since and put up an excellent display to more than match Chelsea in a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
"There is no disguised attitude on my side [over the selection policy]".
Jonathan Pearce: "There was far more fuss in the West Midlands about the Eurovision Song Contest won by Dana International in Birmingham that week in 1998 than there was about the Premier League debut in an Aston Villa shirt of 17-year-old Gareth Barry".
Dani Ceballos brace leads Real Madrid to unconvincing win at Alaves
This third victory brought Madrid up to fourth in the standings with 11 points, 4 points behind Barcelona's new finish 5 parties. The Portugal star also cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 defeat to Betis but Zidane insists there is little cause for panic.
Asked if he is concerned about Sanchez's focus, Wenger told a news said: "Not at all, that's going to very quick conclusions".
"Many times he was a regular player here, but he had some fitness worries as well".
"All the players are important, he's not more than any other".
The game at Stamford Bridge last weekend certainly felt like it could be the catalyst for a change in our fortunes, as no one gave us much of a sniff against the in form and reigning champions.
"A manager who knows how the league work, a strong transition from defence to offense, very solid defensively, it's hard to play against them".
More so for my kids, I'd be proud for them to see their dad up there.
Arsenal host West Brom in Monday's evening clash, with both teams looking to move up nearer to the top five; a win for either team would put them in touching distance of fifth placed Liverpool.