Arsenal boss Wenger speaks on Sanchez's best position - Bad news for four Gunners?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez's best position is up front.

Alexis Sanchez's fantastic form has been a feature of Arsenal's season so far, and he was the match winner against Sunderland last week.

He has five Premier League goals to his name this season already, and the plaudits keep on coming for the £30 million man.

The Chilean international has been played across the attack for Arsenal, most predominantly on the right hand side.

Wenger however believes it is in another position, which is his best.

He told "Honestly, I like him to play through the middle because he makes good runs,” he said. “He likes to come to the ball as well because he likes to dribble, so he can play also on the flanks.

“The quality of his receptions is very good - that means his runs are very good. He’s a good finisher so through the middle."

Wenger's comments indicate bad news for four Arsenal stars with ambitions to play up front. That includes returning injured star Olivier Giroud and new signing Danny Welbeck.

Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott also have desires to play up top, but Wenger does not even rate that as their best position, and Sanchez's threat pushes them down the queue.

Walcott will soon return to take up his position on the right wing, which gives Wenger a dilemma with Sanchez.

While Mesut Ozil is injured he could play him as as second striker, but then he is left with a problem, play him where he really wants - up front - and leave out Giroud or Welbeck.

The alternative is to play him on the left, which could happen, but with Wenger suggesting a central striker is his best position, it's hard to not see him getting a run there at one stage, otherwise he could have to change his formation.

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