Wenger reveals 4-3-3 plan with Chamberlain

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 9:45

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Linked with Man Utd switch

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Linked with Man Utd switch

Arsene Wenger believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is perfect to play on the right of a midfield three for Arsenal.

With Joel Campbell impressing on the flank, and Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky fit again, Oxlade-Chamberlain may find opportunities as a right-sided forward limited.

However, the England midfielder started as part of a narrow three-man midfield in the win over Sunderland and Wenger feels he has the qualities to make it in that role.

“That is why I wanted to play him there on Saturday,” Wenger said when asked if he sees Oxlade-Chamberlain playing more centrally.

“He has the attributes to play in central midfield, he has that important quality – a little surge to get out of pressure.

“One of the things to get out of pressure is to have a little dribble to get away from the guy who closes you down and nobody more than Chamberlain has that.

“That is why he could be suited for the modern game to play in there because he has that capacity to get out of the pressure.

“That is why on Saturday I played 4-3-3 because he is really suited to be right-sided, box-to-box in a 4-3-3, he really fits in there.”

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