The German, who arrived from Cologne this summer, has been deployed on the left of Arsene Wenger’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, but says he would rather play up top.
According to the 27-year-old, who has scored four goals for the Gunners, “I’d rather play as a central attacker… On the left I have to do a lot of defensive work, constantly running up and down. I am not a classical winger.”
Coach Arsene Wenger now has more problems to deal with as the Theo Walcott issue about a desire to play as a centre forward as well has not been settled. As it is now, Wenger has opted for either Gervinho or Giroud to play in that position.