Football: Learn how to score more goals from Sanchez, Wenger tells Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez (left) and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain warm up before their English Premier League football match against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium in London on Aug 24, 2015.
Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez (left) and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain warm up before their English Premier League football match against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium in London on Aug 24, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can learn from team-mate Alexis Sanchez how to get into ideal positions to add goals to his game, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

Chile international Sanchez, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona last season, scored a hat-trick in their 5-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League.

He had a stellar debut campaign for the North London club, having scored 25 goals in 52 appearances and helped the club retain the FA Cup last season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, currently in his fifth season with the club, has managed just 13 goals in 126 appearances.

Wenger, though, is confident the England international will add goals to his game once he learns to receive the ball in more dangerous positions.

"For me, it is down to the quality of the reception. That means the area you get the ball, and that makes Alexis difficult to mark because he gets into positions where he can score," Wenger said ahead of Tuesday's match against Greek champions Olympiacos in the Champions League.

"Alex is a good finisher, he gets into good positions and that is what he has to learn from him. You can work on it, knowing where to be at the right moment."

Wenger has urged Oxlade-Chamberlain not to be too critical of himself as it might affect his confidence. "I see (Alex) train every day, he is dedicated, focused, hungry. His dad said he lacks a bit of self-belief and I can confirm that because he is very critical of himself," the 65-year-old Frenchman said.