The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not have had a very good season so far and he still needs to show us a lot more to secure more regular first team football, but after an impressive performance in the centre of midfield against Sunderland in the FA cup, I reckon he should start against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.
Arsenal fans already know that our FA cup opponents on Saturday are likely to field a weakened side, after the Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce had a right old moan about his fixture schedule. He might be trying to pull a fast one but I very much doubt it with their Premier League survival under threat and being the club’s clear priority.
While the Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger are all hoping to see the Chile international Alexis Sanchez back in action very soon, with the boss saying before the new year that he could be back for the FA cup game, it will not help Arsenal with that crucial centre forward position that many of us still think the Gunners need to strengthen.
THE ‘AMPHIBIAN’ SYSTEM ARSENAL SHOULD PLAY FOR EFFECTIVENESS by Nikko
An amphibian lives part in land and on sea. It is the epitome of multi tasking. In football I want to use this characteristic to describe players that fit several roles and achieve a very effective quality in term of football outcomes – and why Arsenal perhaps has this very set of players that can actually pull this off.
I have not gone a little bit crazy Arsenal fans, even though Theo Walcott would usually get the nod over his England international team mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a place in the Arsenal starting line-up. There are a few good reasons for Arsene Wenger to give the Ox a start away to Aston Villa.