It took Arsenal 93 minutes, and more than a little help from the officials, but the Gunners managed to finally break down the Burnley backline to sneak away with a 1-0 win from Turf Moor to stay within sniffing distance of Premier League leaders Manchester City, who were beaten earlier today at Tottenham. Continue reading
Arsenal are believed to have provided fellow Londoners West Ham United the chance to sign one of their most promising attackers – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – according to shock reports in The Daily Mirror.
The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be ready to offload a number of his players to make room for the introduction of new stars in the summer, and Oxlade-Chamberlain may be one of the first ones to face the axe.
The challenges of playing in four competitions caught up with Arsenal in a bad way last night with the Gunners not just losing 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday, but also losing two key players in Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to injuries.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that Walcott has injured his calf, while Oxlade-Chamberlain has a hamstring injury. The extent of those injuries we will not know for another 24 hours at least as one has to wait 2 days before getting a scan to know the true extent of the problem. Continue reading
Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain praised his side for their impressive performance against Olympique Lyon in their opening match of the Emirates Cup today. The Gunners destroyed the French giants 6-0 in the match, with the youngster also getting his name on the score sheet.
The Englishman was quoted telling reporters: “6-0 is great result and a good show for the fans. It is nice to be back out there and a convincing result for us. Lyon pass the ball well but once we got the first goal, we took the handbrake off and pushed on.”
Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of action for a period of 4 weeks with a hamstring tear that he suffered during his side’s FA Cup quarter final match against Manchester United on the 9th.
The 21 year old, who had a good first half in the game, setting up the first goal for his team impressively, had to be substituted in the 51st minute of play because of the problem. And while the injury is not believed to be a serious one, it will still mean that he faces a month-long spell on the sidelines.
Arsenal have been handed a major boost ahead of this weekend’s crucial trip to Liverpool with media reports suggesting that versatile midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start the game against the Reds this weekend despite his recent troubles with a groin strain.
Oxlade-Chamberlain nursed his injury through the game against Newcastle last week with the Gunners short of options in the middle of the park due to injuries to Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby. Continue reading