Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he may opt to field a new formation this season, with both Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez giving him food for thought.
The Gunners sealed a 4-1 win over Sunderland this weekend, with Alexis and Giroud both picking up braces, and the pair are now expected to battle it out for the central role in the first-team.
The Chilean may of course find himself dropped back to his role in behind the French striker, but the former Barcelona forward has been shining in his new position, and it could prove bad for his morale should he move.
Wenger has now revealed that there is a possibility that he could field both in attack in a more conventional 4-4-2 formation, the system used to win the Premier League last year by Leicester City, although he is eager not to change anything whilst his side are in form.
He said: “He [Sanchez] is doing extremely well and I believe that he enjoys it [playing as a striker].
“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.”
Does Giroud stand a chance of displacing the Chilean from his central role? Would you like to see a change to 4-4-2 to accommodate both stars?