Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed he has waited his whole career to play attacking midfield.
The 24-year-old was used as a winger or wing-back during his six seasons with Arsenal.
When asked if what position he feels most comfortable in, Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed speculation he wanted to play in a more central role.
“I’ve spoke about this for about six years – my whole career – where I’m going to be playing or where I’d like to play. I just say I’d like to be an attacking midfielder,” he told the club’s website.
“I’ve spoke to the manager about this, there’s going to be a lot of positions [available] in this team: up-front, because the wingers play a bit more inside, or the midfield.
“I wouldn’t like to put a label on it at this stage, I need to get a feel for how the team plays and obviously it’s for the manager to decide.
“But ultimately, I just want to be able to be an attacking influence and have that effect further up the pitch; whether that’s from an attacking midfield position or one of the wider positions coming in, I’m not too fussed.”