Arsene Wenger: I’ve convinced Alexis Sanchez about this at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez is now convinced that his best position is playing up front for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says that Alexis Sanchez is now convinced that his best position for Arsenal is playing as a centre-forward.

Sanchez has been in fine form for Arsenal so far this season and continued his superb run when he scored a second-half hat-trick in the Gunners’ 5-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday night.

Once again deployed up front for the Gunners in the absence of Olivier Giroud, Sanchez has made the central striking role his own at Arsenal.

The Chile international has scored 11 goals and made four assists in the Premier League so far this season.

And Wenger believes that Sanchez is now convinced that he performs at his best playing up front for the Gunners.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Player, Wenger said: “He has all the ingredients that you want for a centre forward.

“We all would love his qualities to play there. And I think as well, now, he is convinced that it’s his best position and in every game he has that as well.

“He maintains that focus and will always kill you when he can. He can always deliver something special because he can dribble, has a short backlift, and he has pace. So that’s why it’s interesting.”

Arsenal are currently gearing up for their Champions League clash against FC Basel on Tuesday night in their final group game of the year.

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The Gunners are currently three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after 14 games.

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