Wenger ready to give Oxlade-Chamberlain a central role

Arsenal Manage Arsene Wenger has declared that he is ready to give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a more central role in the future after the youngster’s ultra impressive display against Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference today, Wenger said, “He (Alex) is a good flank player and a good central player, but the future, personally I would say, is more central than on the flank for him.

“But when you are young, you want to come in the team and the push is always a bit more on the flank. Why? Because centrally there is more experience demanded, more planning, more tactical planning and on the flanks you can be a bit more instinctive.”

“But naturally, he is a guy I think who is comfortable to be involved always in the game. It looks in all the games he played central, in many of them he has done very well,” Wenger concluded.

It will be interesting to see if Oxlade-Chamberlain can retain a place in the starting eleven for tomorrow’s game against Watford at the Emirates.

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