Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Yaya Sanogo's four-goal display against Benfica at the Emirates Cup underlined his "raw ability".
The young Frenchman could start Wednesday's crucial Champions League qualifier against Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out with a foot injury.
Sanogo is yet to register a goal in a competitive game for Arsenal but Oxlade-Chamberlain insists he has the ability to play at the top level.
"He works very hard on and off the pitch and I don't think he would be at a club like Arsenal if he wasn't a good talent"
"I think Yaya is a very good player," he said. "He's a young lad like myself and he's got [progression to make] like I do.
"I think at the moment he's shown his raw ability. In the Emirates Cup he scored four great goals and as a striker, especially last season, I think he got into some really good positions and it just didn't fall for him in terms of scoring goals.
"He's a really good lad as well. He works very hard on and off the pitch and I don't think he would be at a club like Arsenal if he wasn't a good talent. I'm sure the boss would tell you the same thing."
Oxlade-Chamberlain believes it is the responsibility of Arsenal's attacking midfielders to contribute in front of goal and alter their tactics depending on which player spearheads the team's frontline.
"There's not always going to be the same team put out throughout a season," he said. "So whoever is playing needs to be able to adapt to your team-mates and I think everyone in the squad at the moment, bar maybe the new boys who are bedding in really well, knows everyone else very well so we can adapt."
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