Wenger: Sanchez gives us what is missing with Walcott injured

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been talking about his big summer signing Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal have made big moves in the transfer market this summer - bringing in Mathieu Debuchy to replace Bacary Sagna and perhaps most excitingly, Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.

The Chilean star was sold by the Blaugrana after they could not assure him of a regular starting place. Meanwhile the Catalan side were also fundraising for their epic signature of Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Now the forward, who cost The Gunners a fee rumoured to be around £35 million, is set to form part of the Arsenal attacking trio next season.

But surprisingly it would appear that despite Alexis usually being used out wide, Arsene Wenger sees no need to bring in another striker this summer - confirming so earlier in the week.

Now he has offered some clues as to why he believes so. Speaking in New York, where his team are currently on a pre-season expedition, he made it clear he sees Sanchez as a player who can play through the middle.

But he was also quick to establish he is a versatile option, one who will also help fill the void left by the absence of Theo Walcott through long-term injury:

"He can play through the middle, on both flanks, he's a striker type. I believe he gives us many options on the offensive front and he has qualities that we lack a little bit. Especially with Walcott being out the runs off the ball behind the defenders. So he will give us a different option that we have not got at the moment."

Next season Arsenal are gunning, excuse the pun, for the title - after finishing their long wait for silverware with an FA Cup triumph last term.

With perhaps one more signing they might just make it there. But in Sanchez they clearly have a fpiece of the puzzle Wenger felt was missing in 2013-14.

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