Arsenal boss Wenger confident managing attacking players

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident over the management of his attacking players.

Like Theo Walcott, Germany international Lukas Podolski, signed from Cologne in the summer, has expressed a desire to lead the Arsenal attack, rather than be deployed out wide.

Wenger, though, has no concerns over a player tactical revolt.

"I don't find many players who don't want to play central," he said. "Podolski has 101 caps in Germany, and 101 on the left. I brought him as well with the idea that, when needed, he would play through the middle.

"I like the idea, but we will use him where he is useful for the team."

Wenger feels Arsenal have plenty of options in attack, despite having seen main striker Robin van Persie sold to Manchester United in the summer.

"It is not a problem - not at all. I believe it's important to have potential central strikers," the Arsenal manager added.

"We have Walcott, Podolski, of course Gervinho can play through the middle.

"We still have [Olivier] Giroud and [Marouane] Chamakh so it's good to have plenty of players who want to play there and [can] be capable to play there."

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