By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Arsene Wenger is convinced that Alexis Sanchez is too selfish when he plays out wide, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Chilean forward has been utilised as the spearhead of the Arsenal attack this season because it better suits the needs of the team.
It is said that manager Wenger believes he has learned to control Sanchez’s moods and will get more out of the temperamental south American this season.
The Mirror report that Wenger sat down with the former Barcelona star in the summer and explained his plans to play him through the middle rather than out wide this season, and also make it clear he will have to accept being rested and rotated.
The Frenchman was concerned Sanchez was too selfish playing on the wing and did not track back enough, so is keen to make him work from a more central attacking position.
The £32million signing has started four of Arsenal’s five matches this season in the spearhead role and was a substitute in the weekend win over Southampton after arriving back in the UK late last Thursday after being on international duty.
Sanchez responded by scoring a late equaliser against Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday’s Champions League opener.
Chilean forward Sanchez was difficult to manage last season as he was desperate to play every game, wanted to rush back too quickly after injuries and even threw strops when substituted.
In other Arsenal news, the future of this Gunners 23-year-old has been plunged into fresh doubt.