Ignasi Miquel
Miquel is plying a new trade at Arsenal.

Arsenal central defender by trade Ignasi Miquel has insisted that he is finding the left-back position more comfortable as the season wears on, with the 19 year old hoping to become a regular starter for the club this season.

As injuries continue to pile up at the Emirates, with Kieran Gibbs, Andre Santos and Thomas Vermaelen out of action, Arsene Wenger has had to turn to Miquel to help shore up the side's defence as they push for a top four finish.

And as Arsenal are on the lookout for a left-back in the January transfer window, Miquel believes he is getting used to the new role in the squad, and could possibly play there even when Gibbs, Vermaelan and Santos return.

"In the last two or three years I have been playing at centre back so it's quite hard for me to get back to left back," Miquel told the official Arsenal website.

"But to be fair I used to play there and you more or less try to remember what you can from when you were younger.

"Once you get there training and playing a couple of games, it is just another position. I think it's a position I'm going to learn much more in so I just have to try and keep focused anytime I play.

"I think I have had a lot of opportunities this season, unfortunately because there were a lot of injuries, but overall I am happy to be getting minutes for the first team in the Premier League and the Champions League."

Arsenal were connected to a possible loan deal for Wayne Bridge, but the Manchester City left back is said to only be interested in a permanent move away from the north west club.

Aly Cissokho has also been touted as a possible transfer target, but Wenger has pointed out on many occasions that he doesn't want to bring someone in who will only receive limited game time when the current Arsenal squad members return to action.

Meanwhile, the club have taken Thierry Henry on loan to fill a hole in the striking department, with Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho currently at the Africa Cup of Nations. And the Frenchman, who scored on his debut against Leeds on Monday night, says he wants to take advantage of his time back at the club that made him the superstar he is today.

"I'm just trying to take it all in," he said. "That's something that I didn't do enough of when I was playing here before.

"You know how it is, you come here every three days and you don't enjoy it like you should. I know it's not going to last long. I didn't know when I was going to leave before and now I know exactly when I'm going to leave."