Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was full of praise for today’s heroes Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, who grabbed a couple of goals each to power the Gunners to a 4-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Wenger was delighted with how well Alexis has adjusted to his central striking role and shared, “He is doing extremely well and I believe that he enjoys it.”
The Arsenal boss though also shared that he was happy to adjust his system to accommodate both Giroud and Sanchez should the game require it, adding, “But we can as well play 4-4-2 with two through the middle as well, because Mesut can play in behind or on the flank. I will see. Let’s not create problems that we don’t have at the moment.”
Wenger also added that there were enough games on offer over the course of the season to ensure that both players see enough playing time. He shared, “We play every three days and it’s simple – nobody can play all the games and it’s down to me to find the right balance in every single game between attacking and defending, even if we are more of an attacking team. Sometimes I can play them together, sometimes separately, but we play so many games that everybody should get the number of games he wants.”
Wenger then added about Giroud, “Olivier is a guy who is mentally absolutely fantastic. He’s strong and every time he’s questioned, he gives you the right answer on the pitch. I admire that in him. He’s a guy who has gone through some different questions. Even before the European Championship in France, he was questioned by the crowd and in the end everybody was on his side.”