‘Sanchez can be like Suarez’

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Lon­don: Arse­nal boss Arsene Wenger thinks Alexis Sanchez can de­velop into a striker in the mould of Luis Suarez or Ser­gio Aguero if he gets used reg­u­larly in the po­si­tion.

Arse­nal’s short­age of cen­tre-for­wards was high­lighted as Sanchez started up front in the 4-3 loss to Liver­pool at the Emi­rates, with Olivier Giroud not match fit and Wenger yet to find an­other striker on the trans­fer mar­ket. While Giroud might be back against Le­ices­ter to­day, Wenger said he thinks Sanchez could also pro­vide a long-term solution to what has be­come a prob­lem po­si­tion for the Gun­ners.

“I think it is worth to try as he has the qual­ity to go be­hind,” Wenger said about the Chile for­ward, who has mainly been used as a winger since join­ing Arse­nal from Barcelona two years ago. “On the flanks he uses a lot of en­ergy by chas­ing back and I would like to use his en­ergy some­times a bit more ef­fi­ciently by go­ing be­hind the de­fend­ers as he is a good fin­isher. He has played cen­tre-for­ward at Barcelona.”

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