Alexis Sanchez has revealed he is happy to play as a central striker but admits he had to check videos on the internet for tips on how to play the role.
The Chile international has moved to a more advanced role this season to great effect and is currently the Gunners’ joint top scorer with eight goals already.
His stellar form means he now appears to be Arsene Wenger’s preferred No.9, which is bad news for Olivier Giroud who has been unable to force his back into the starting line-up since recovering from injury.
Sanchez says he had no problem changing position when asked to by Wenger but says he has had to adjust his game slightly.
“[The manager] is the one who decides, he’s the one who changes things around and decides where we play,” he told Arsenal Player.
“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.”
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Sanchez also revealed exactly why he prefers to play in a central role with Arsenal hoping he will be fit enough to continue at the weekend when Arsenal take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
“I like it as a centre forward because I can get involved in the play more,” he added.
“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 clearly done his research well, as his form this season shows, with the Chilean having six goals in three assists in his last nine Premier League games.