Alexis Sanchez isn’t afraid to sift through the hours of internet footage of great strikers banging in goals to help improve his potency for Arsenal.
The Chile star has been switched to a central strikeforce role by manager Arsene Wenger this season, having been moved in from his more accustomed position on the flanks.
And the move has paid off in style for the top-four Gunners, with the diminutive hitman nabbing eight goals in the famous red and white so far this campaign.
The new position means Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has had to make do with a place on the bench more often than not as he harnesses strength and conditioning on the comeback from an early-season injury.
And Sanchez, who is poised to lead the line for the Gunners in a mouthwatering Premier League clash at Manchester United on Saturday, 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. The manager is the one who decides, he’s the one who changes things around and decides where we play”.
“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”.
Meanwhile, Sanchez has been declared fit by Chile for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. The news come after Wenger warned that playing the forward, 27, may hamper his fitness.
Sanchez suffered what Wenger said was a hamstring injury in training with Chile and missed their game against Colombia last week.
Wenger is worried that Sanchez would be pushed into service and suffer a setback and will keep an eye on how his forward performs against Uruguay with an eye on the showdown at Old Trafford.