Even if Arsene Wenger does respond to the frustration of Arsenal fans and sign another forward before the summer transfer window slams shut, something which I have serious doubts about anyway, it will almost certainly not be done in time to get said player up to speed with the Arsenal team in time to start against Watford on Saturday.
Of course we always want the best from the Arsenal players, whether they are playing for club or country. Not only does it give us an interest in the international matches not involving our own country, it is interesting to see how each Gunner does with other players around them.
Despite some great moments for club and country, I think it is fair to say that the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has largely failed to live up to his early promise and has yet to prove Arsene Wenger right for paying what was at the time a hefty fee for a 17-year old.
Yes it is only pre-season and Arsenal fans will probably not be placing too much importance on anything that happens in these games before the proper business of the Premier League begins in a couple of weeks. The fact that the Gunners also won every match of our last pre-season preparations and then beat Chelsea in the Community Shield before suffering a shock home defeat to West Ham in the first EPL game has certainly taught us caution.
It has been yet another season of frustration and disappointment at both club and international level for the Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and there has even been a lot of debate among Arsenal fans about whether he will ever fully deliver on the early potential he showed at Southampton and in flashes as a Gunner.
What now for injured Arsenal star? by A.H.
The Arsenal and England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had to face the news that he was going to be ruled out for the rest of the season after an injury to the medial ligament in his right knee. The injury news also rules him out of going to the European Championships with England this summer. Such news raises the question, will Gunners fans see the Ox in an Arsenal shirt again next season?
There have been quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours in recent weeks about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the likelihood of the England international star leaving Arsenal in the summer for pastures new. West Ham were mentioned as a possible destination for the young player and it was even said that he had been offered to them.
There was not a great deal of fuss from the Arsenal fans last week when the football media started to report that our England international star was going to be one of the current crop of Gunners to be moved out of the club during the coming transfer window.