After Arsenal lost 5-1 at home to Bayern Munich on Tuesday to confirm our Champions League exit with a record 10-2 aggregate humbling, it was hard to even think about anything positive, never mind to actually find any from the Arsenal performances.
There were a few, though, especially from our strong showing in the first half when barring the rubbish referee we would have clawed back two of the goals we needed. The biggest positive point may have passed you by, as it did a few of the Bayern players, as the powerful and dynamic Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain burst past them no fewer than 10 times, thereby equalling this season’s Champions League record set by Monaco winger Nabil Dirar.
The Ox has been showing some real class and impact this season so that is one reason why Arsenal should be intent on keeping him. I am sure that most of the fans have been wanting to see more from him in recent years but Wenger has not given him enough time on the pitch in my opinion.
Maybe that is why Metro is reporting that Chamberlain wants to leave the club this summer, but the main reason in the report is that he is fed up with the lack of burning ambition at Arsenal. That to me shows why we must keep him and match his ambitions. Players like him and Alexis Sanchez, who are not content with simply qualifying for the Champions League every year but getting nowhere near actually winning it are what the team needs.
Will the Ox leave? Does it depend on Arsenal getting a new manager and showing some teeth in the transfer market?