Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed which position he wants to play in from now on. The Englishman played up front at Southampton and has featured out wide during his time at Arsenal but wants to be considered a central midfielder from now on (via Arsenal.com).
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a player with a lot of uncertainty around him. It’s unclear whether he will remain at Arsenal as well as what his preferred position is.
Now, the 23-year-old has shed some light onto the latter discussion in an interview with the club’s website.
“Definitely central midfield,” Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed to Arsenal Player.
“Then right or left, I don’t really mind.
“Some days I feel when I go on the left it’s more unnatural and you tend to cut in on your stronger foot like Alexis [Sanchez] does well.”
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The 23-year-old has been at the club since 2011 and has made close to 200 appearances for the Gunners. Initially, the Ox played as a pacy winger but has featured in the centre in recent years.
“I find it easier to take people on when I’m on the right and use my pace and go down the outside.
“Right and left I have good days and bad days so I probably couldn’t pick.”
It’s good to get some clarification from the man himself on where Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should play. The Englishman has impressed in the last couple of weeks in the centre as well as putting in a couple of below-par performances. Consistency is far more important for a central midfielder than a winger and the Ox needs to improve that if he is to switch to the middle.