Arsène Wenger will give Lukas Podolski further chances to prove himself as a centre forward in the Premier League.

The Germany international played through the middle against Manchester United last weekend for the first time since he was given the job on the opening day of the Premier League season against Sunderland.

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Podolski is usually deployed on the left - for his country as well as his club - but Wenger believes he can be effective in the centre.

"It believe so, he has the qualities because he is a good finisher," the manager told Arsenal Player.

"He has a good technique and because we have a game based on very quick combinations I believe he can be a part of that. Overall I am convinced in the coming games he will show it.

"At the moment, yes [I will play Podolski in the middle]. A definite decision has not been made but if there is an opportunity then there is a good chance I will do it."

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Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Chris Harris 2 May 2013