With eight goals in all competitions already this season, it’s safe to say that Alexis has adjusted well to leading the attack.
The Chilean has spent the vast majority of his Arsenal career on the flanks but has revealed how a combination of advice from Arsène Wenger and internet research has helped him to thrive through the middle.
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“I like it as a centre forward because I can get involved in the play more,” he said, speaking ahead of the international break. “I have the chance to drop deep a little bit more and that means I can link up with my team-mates more.
“[The manager] is the one who decides, he’s the one who changes things around and decides where we play. He asked me to play there so I said fine - I looked up some videos on the internet to see how I needed to adjust my movement and I’ve been adapting since then.”
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