Arsenal star to be hit by Wembley curse AGAIN?

If his fears do prove correct, you would have to feel sorry for the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. At 21-years old it would hardly represent his last chance to appear in a Wembley final but that might not be much of a consolation if his injury problems and lack of fitness lead Arsene Wenger to leave him out of the Arsenal squad for the FA cup final against Aston Villa.

As reported by The Mirror, the Ox is actually pretty happy about how this current season has gone on a personal level despite the injury problems that have seen him make just 23 Premier League appearances. The dynamic and versatile player feels a lot more settled in the side and is happy to play wherever the boss wants him. He just hopes that the hamstring problem picked up in the quarter final stage against Man United at Old Trafford does not keep him out of a second Wembley final in a row.

That would not be just his second such setback either, as he missed a final as a teenager with Southampton as well and so you can understand how desperate the Oz is not to make it a third strike.

He said of last year´s final disappointment, “It was a really difficult one. It’s not a nice feeling. Especially when you feel that you have been influential.

“Last year I’d been injured three weeks and only came back a few days before the match and the manager felt the other boys who’d been playing and training were more ready.

“It was a disappointing one to take, especially because when I was at Southampton in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final I was in a similar situation. Alan Pardew said to me ‘I’m leaving you out today because I feel like you’ll be back here in the future a lot,’ and then the second one comes along and I miss it as well!

“I don’t know [if I’ll make it]. I hope that I’ll be fit and I’ll be available but it will be up to the manager to decide if he think I’m fit and I’m ready.

“I did feel [this season] was my best campaign. Gametime is obviously a plus – I felt like I was getting my fair share of that and I felt strong. For the first time I was an important part of the team.

“When you’re a young lad in a team like Arsenal you feel like, of course, you deserve to be at the club… but you’re on the periphery and there are world class players and more experienced players around you.

“[This season] especially, I felt like I found my own role in the team that was important to our team.”

THe fact that the young star did come on as a sub in the final Premier League game suggests that he has a good chance of being in the squad at least but there is very strong competition for places. Do you think the Ox will make it third time lucky on Sunday?

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  1. Ivan Gazidis says:

    Those hamstrings can linger for a long time.
    The best way to deal with it, is to sell him off, and get treatment elsewhere.

    1. inapropriatetelletubbie says:

      With the new Medical staff, we have had less players on the treatment table this year, the only problem has been consistency, we need to start implementing squad rotation its the only way you keep these players injury free. You can’t keep playing the same 11 players 8 games in a row hoping they will stay injury free they’re humans not default settings on a fifa game. Especially with someone as young as OX cant expect him to play 5/6 games in a month, he hasn’t physically developed (to his full potential).

  2. davidnz says:

    Real Madrid in 3 prongked
    swoop for Podolski Flamini
    and Diaby . Real will pay
    199 million and send
    Benzema Varane and Ronaldo

  3. thetruth says:

    for a moment let’s forget what the fans think and listen to the market/press says:-
    walnut is worth 50m – no
    40m – no
    30m – no
    20m – no
    10m – no
    No takers out there?
    the truth is no club has approach arsenal and said we will offer this much for the walnut because it’s only the walnut who thinks he’s worth the wages of a world class striker

  4. haywill says:

    what if arturo bidal fail the medical and arsenal couldn buy him and he moves to man u and chelsea and win the premiere league 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. Twig says:

      What if PSG buys Ozil and Walcott joins Chelsea and Arsenal gets relegated? Oh oh 🙁 🙁 🙁

  5. usama afc says:

    Aoc buddy relax !!!!
    The game u’ve shown us makes us wonder , oh sorry !!! We r pretty sure that u r a legend in the making for arsenal and england, beware other teams the ox is coming to throw u

  6. Mick The Gooner says:

    Not really a Wembley curse. Oxlade-Chamberlain is an England international. He’s played there plenty with England. All England home games are at Wembley after all…

  7. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    Lol, it is that time of the year, the BANG and BOOM!! Articles are back in this site

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Christiano Messi for Flamini and Sanogo.

  8. Hafiz Rahman says:

    we need to spend….we need that spine…

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