Arsene Wenger explains where he plans to play Alexis Sánchez

Arsene Wenger says he may have to rethink Alexis Sánchez's role at Arsenal as Theo Walcott continues injury recovery

Arsene Wenger says he may have to rethink Alexis Sánchez’s role at Arsenal as Theo Walcott continues his recovery from injury.

Walcott has been sidelined since January with a serious knee injury and could miss the opening stages of the new campaign.

And Wenger says that he may opt to deploy new signing Sánchez on the right wing as Walcott continues his recovery.

At the moment he might play on the flank because Walcott is injured

Arsene Wenger

“He can play through the middle, he can play on both flanks and he has the qualities that I think are needed in England,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.

“He’s brave, works hard and all these qualities together made me go for him.

“At the moment he might play on the flank because Walcott is injured. As well [he can play] through the middle in some games; we can play with [Olivier] Giroud, we can play without Giroud in a 4-4-2 or in a 4-3-3.

“That’s why he is a major signing for us [and] that’s why we spend a lot of money on him. He has the quality to be efficient everywhere he plays.”

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