Hull, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexis Sanchez netted a pair of first-half goals to help Arsenal to a 3-1 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium on Monday.
Sanchez was on target in the 28th and 45th minutes for the Gunners, while Aaron Ramsey scored in between the two tallies from the Chile international.
Stephen Quinn pulled a goal back for Hull in the 57th, but the hosts were unable to close the gap further, leaving the club one point above the relegation places.
Arsenal sees its unbeaten streak reach 10 games with the result, and Arsene Wenger's men are level with Manchester City in second place with the Gunners having a game in hand.
The visitors were a bit fortunate to go in front in the 28th minute when a free kick from Sanchez struck Hull defender Michael Dawson in the wall, wrong- footing goalkeeper Steve Harper and leaving him with no chance.
Ramsey's goal five minutes later also had some good fortune involved as he took down a pinpoint long ball from Santi Cazorla and saw his shot on the turn take a slight deflection before settling inside the left post.
There was nothing but quality in Arsenal's third goal, which came just before the break.
Ramsey collected the ball near midfield and cut the Hull defense open with a wonderful diagonal ball that allowed Sanchez to get into the box and round the goalkeeper before rolling his shot into the empty net.
Hull showed life after the break and pulled a goal back in the 57th when Quinn headed home a nice chipped ball from Ahmed Elmohamady.
The hosts could have made things very interesting on the hour mark when another nice delivery from Elmohamady set up a good chance for Paul McShane, who headed the ball over the net from eight yards.
It was a nice second-half response from Hull, but not enough to prevent the club from dropping to 17th place on goal difference.