Kiko Femenia says he is happy to play in any position asked of him after enduring a tough two-month injury spell.

The Spaniard, who traditionally operates in a right-back role, made his first start since December against Arsenal on Sunday and played as a right-winger.

It is a position he has played before, most recently when coming on to make a good impact in the 1-0 win over Everton, and he has the attacking attributes to impress further up the field.

For Femenia, it is not important where he plays as long as he is starting games and he is equally comfortable in either defence or in a more attacking berth.

“It was not good being in the stands and you always want to be on the pitch helping the team. That was not happening, but now I am back I feel good,” Femenia said.

“Wherever I play I will try to do my best and wherever the manager tells me to play, I will always be there to do the best job possible.”

With Femenia playing as a winger, Javi Gracia persevered with Daryl Janmaat at right-back for the visit to Emirates Stadium.

Both players being used at once should, in theory at least, provide further defensive cover on the right-hand side for the Hornets.

Femenia feels the pair link up well and says they are both capable of getting forward and can provide defensive cover for each other as well.

He said: “We enjoy changing roles, he can go forward and so can I. This is something where there is not a problem for us.”

Femenia’s comments echoed those of Janmaat the previous week when the Dutchman said his only requirement is that he is allowed to get forward from either right-back or wing-back.

Gracia clearly feels the duo can work together and has repeatedly talked up Femenia’s ability to play on the wing.

Femenia is still coming to terms with the English language and spoke through a translator after Sunday’s game.

Having no language barrier between himself and Gracia, Femenia says, has helped him come to terms with his new role and he is enjoying working with the head coach.

“For me, it is even easier to understand him and we are very happy to work with him,” he said.

“He is a very good manager and hopefully we are getting all his ideas in order to end up having a great season.”