Oxlade-Chamberlain: “We have adapted really well”

Arsenal’s hard working superstar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put in another man of the match performance as the youngster continued to show his value to the Gunners, playing as right wing back today in the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City.

Oxlade-Chamberlain put in a fantastic defensive shift in the first half, keeping Leroy Sane in check, and turned on the after burners in the second half as he helped Arsenal get higher up the pitch. Continue reading

Wenger provides update on Arsenal’s two injured midfielders

Already stretched thin by the injury to Santi Cazorla, the suspension to Granit Xhaka and the call-up to international duty for Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal’s beleaguered midfield suffered a twin blow today with Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both picking up injuries in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford at the Emirates today.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game, that Aaron Ramsey’s exit in the opening quarter of the game was due to a calf injury, one which will rule him out of action for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

Wenger ready to give Oxlade-Chamberlain a central role

Arsenal Manage Arsene Wenger has declared that he is ready to give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a more central role in the future after the youngster’s ultra impressive display against Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference today, Wenger said, “He (Alex) is a good flank player and a good central player, but the future, personally I would say, is more central than on the flank for him. Continue reading

Oxlade-Chamberlain explains disgruntled Sanchez’s unending desire

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed his value to the Gunners with an all action display in a deeper central midfield role as he helped Arsenal thump his former team Southampton 5-0 in the FA Cup.

While ‘The Ox’ is drawing plenty of plaudits for his performance on the pitch today, it is an interview he gave before the match that is likely to be grabbing a lot of attention tomorrow as the young England international gave fans a peek at the mentality of teammate Alexis Sanchez and his desire to be the best in the world. Continue reading

Wenger praises Arsenal’s hyphenated trio for match-winning midfield display

While it would be easy to dismiss Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing of Southampton in the FA Cup today as men against boys, it is worth remembering that Arsene Wenger took a chance by fielding an exceptionally young midfield today away to St. Mary’s Stadium.

Giving Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Francis Coquelin the night off ahead of an important game against Watford in midweek, Wenger entrusted the midfield duties to his favourite hyphenated trio – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, two amongst the three being teenagers. Continue reading

Arsenal yet to open contract talks with English trio

The Evening Standard has revealed that Arsenal are slow of the mark in their attempt to get the English trio of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to ink new deals with the club.

All three players have entered the final 18 months of their current deals, but according to the aforementioned report, the Gunners’ Management is yet to speak to the agents of any of them about extending their stay at the club. Continue reading

[Humour] The Ox explains why Arsenal have early game Blues

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have just given away the reason why the Gunners have struggled early on in games this season as he revealed the kind of music that is played in the dressing room ahead of matches.

The Ox shared that in an attempt to sort out pre-match routines of players, fellow England international Theo Walcott asked everyone to list out the song they want to listen to before games, and put together the music so that everyone gets a flavour of what they like. Continue reading

Wenger provides injury update on walking wounded

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger provided an update on the injury status of many members of his squad after they were put through the ringer by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last night.

The Gunners lost French midfielder Francis Coquelin midway through the first half with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, something that Wenger confirmed in his post match interview. Continue reading