Arsenal is a few months away from the new Premier League season. One of the features of Mikel Arteta’s team is that he has utility players- footballers that can play in more than one position.
In the course of this article, we will be looking at four Arsenal players that can play in more than one position.
- Bukayo Saka
Topping our list of Arsenal’s utility players is Bukayo Saka. He can play as a left-winger, a right-winger, right-wing-back, left-wing-back, a full-back, an attacking midfielder, and a central midfielder. Why he can play in this many positions is because of his qualities. He is fast and finds it easy to pass the ball with both feet. Alongside Odegaard and Tierney, he is one of the technically gifted players in the North London club.
- Smith Rowe
Smith Rowe is an Arsenal youngster, whose abilities helped him to break out from the Arsenal youth ranks, into the Arsenal senior squad. It is important to note that he can play as a right-winger, left-winger, central midfielder, and attacking midfielder. In terms of goal threats, he is a good option for Arteta. He usually scores goals when the odds are against him. Most times, he can slow up play and use composure to try and finish goals.
The only thing that is not good about Smith Rowe is that he does not have statistics to back up his abilities. According to “One-versus-one”, Smith Rowe scored 10 times in the course of the 2021/2022 season. That made him the number 23 goal scorer in the English Premier League that term.
- Takehiro Tomiyasu
Tomiyasu is an Arsenal defender that has the capacity to play in two positions; center-back and right full-back. He is a dynamic player that can offer Mikel Arteta a good rotating option for his backline in the coming seasons. He is fast, has good passing composure, and makes timely lounges at opposition attackers. With him in the Arsenal squad, Arteta would not have to depend so much on Cedric Soares.
- Martin Odegaard
Another Arsenal player in our listicle who can play in more than one position is Martin Odegaard. This Norwegian attacker can play as a right-winger, a central attacking midfielder, and a box-to-box central midfielder. Martin Odegaard does not score directly in most games but is more of a playmaker that helps create chances for his team.
According to Statistical data from “One-versus-one.com”, Odegaard, had 4 assists in the course of the 2021/2022 season, ranking him number 55 in the League last term. Worth noting is that “one-versus-one”, cited that he created a total of 34 chances for Arsenal last season. The best position that makes Odegard a lethal play is the central attacking midfield position. Another quality that Odegaard has is his free kick skills. He can score from shot range or long-range free-kicks.