LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez has revealed he was immediately open to playing as a striker for Arsenal when told about the change of position by manager Arsene Wenger.

The Chilean has excelled since switching from the left wing to a more central position, scoring six goals in the
Premier League this term.

Speaking about the change of role, the former Barcelona player said: ‘I like it as a centre forward because I can
get involved in the play more.

“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 revealed that he was immediately open to the idea of changing to a central role, although admitted he
needed to do some research before taking it on.

“[The manager] is the one who decides, he’s the one who changes things around and decides where we play,’ Sanchez

“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.”

Arsenal return to action after the current break with a game against Manchester United. It’s unclear if Sanchez will
be involved after he picked up an injury while on international duty.

Chile will in the early hours of Wednesday play Uruguay in Chile’s next game in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and
the medical crew of the South American champions have declared Sanchez fit to start despite his injury scare last