Arsene Wenger may look to deploy Alexis Sanchez up front against Manchester City this Sunday, with the Frenchman looking to accommodate the newly fit Mesut Ozil, according to Goal.
The World Cup winner was absent for months after suffering a knee injury against Chelsea earlier in the season, but made his return as a substitute in the 3-0 win over Stoke City.
He is in line for a start at the Etihad this weekend, but Wenger has to shift things around to fit him into the side.
When asked if Sanchez would be pushed further forward to accommodate Theo Walcott and the German playmaker, Wenger claimed it was a definite possibility.
“It’s possible, he is a player who can play through the middle – but not the way [Olivier] Giroud plays, but because of his mobility,” he said.
“His two assets are the quality of his runs and his reception of the ball. He gets into areas where you can find him. When he gets the ball short he can run at people. But he can also play further forward because of the timing of his runs.”
It was thought that Santi Cazorla would be the one to make way when Mesut Ozil returned, but with Wenger’s penchant for playing two creative midfielders further forward, it looks as though he may try to crowbar them both into the side again.