Arsenal are reported to be preparing Alexis Sanchez to play as the central striker against Liverpool next weekend.
The Gunners have been actively pursuing a striker to add to their squad this summer, but have so far fallen flat on their face, and are now looking at their options.
Alexis Sanchez is now claimed to be in line to fill the void left by Olivier Giroud’s absence, due to his extended holiday following the European Championship run to the final with France.
The Chilean himself had been a doubt for the season opener after falling foul of injury on duty with Chile in the Copa America, but has now been taken to Scandinavia for a couple of friendlies, in hope of getting him match fit for the clash with Liverpool at the Emirates on August 14.
The club are expected to field him in a central role for the upcoming friendly matches, in hope of preparing him to help out with the lack of options for the role this coming season.
Theo Walcott was used in the position last season, and started well, but for the last eight months of the campaign, he failed to make his mark in the role, and struggled to get into the first-team squad at times, ending his hopes of making Roy Hodgson’s squad for the European Championships.
The former Southampton youth product has since declared his intention to stamp his authority as a winger once again this year, having previously pushed to be a striker for the Gunners.
Iwobi and a number of others stand in his way as he looks to break his way back into Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, but the striker role still needs bolstering this summer.
Can Alexis do a job for us against Liverpool? Is it too much of a risk?