Alexis Sanchez reveals his opinion on his new striker role at Arsenal

15/11/16

Alexis Sanchez has revealed he was immediately open to playing as a striker for Arsenal when told about the change of position by manager Arsene Wenger.

The Chilean has excelled since switching from the left wing to a more central position, scoring six goals in the Premier League this term.

Speaking about the change of role, the former Barcelona player said: "I like it as a centre forward because I can get involved in the play more."

"I have the chance to drop deep a little bit more and that means I can link up with my team-mates more."

Sanchez has revealed that he was immediately open to the idea of changing to a central role, although admitted he needed to do some research before taking it on.

"The manager is the one who decides, he’s the one who changes things around and decides where we play," Sanchez told Arsenal.com.

"He asked me to play there so I said fine – I looked up some videos on the internet to see how I needed to adjust my movement and I’ve been adapting since then."

Arsenal return to action after the current break with a game against Manchester United. It’s unclear if Sanchez will be involved after he picked up an injury while on international duty.

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