Should Arsenal’s Ox be looking to challenge at right-back?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fielded Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a makeshift right-back against Manchester United, and Jamie Carragher has now stated he believes he should look to that role for his future.

The Ox has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth in the Gunners side for some time now, but impressed when coming off the bench at full-back against Manchester United at the weekend.

Chamberlain sprinted up the line to whip in the cross which saw Olivier Giroud head into the back of the net, which ultimately resulted in his side rescuing a point from the tie.

Carragher has now claimed he should be looking at making that switch permanent in the future.

The former defender said: “Jamie Redknapp was quite critical of Marcus Rashford the other day.

“[But] I’ve got a little bit more sympathy with him, and the reason why is because yes, Oxlade-Chamberlain has gone to a full back position.

“And I think maybe going forward that could be a position he could look for.

“Look at how [Antonio] Valencia has done it for Manchester United.

“[He is a] similar type of player.

“[He’s] powerful and you think he has the energy to get up and down.”

After these words, Arsene Wenger once again brought the Ox on for Jenkinson in last night’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain, with the English defender failing to impress as cover for Hector Bellerin.

Chamberlain may well be able to push for a first-team role if he can attain the trust of Arsene Wenger to start ahead of Carl, with Mathieu Debuchy and Hector Bellerin not ready to play at present.

Should the Ox be looking at a permanent switch to right-back in the future? Should be play ahead of Jenko and Debuchy?

Pat J

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  1. As crazy as it sounds I would actually give it a shot or bring in another CB and play 3 at the back with 5 in the middle and 2 up top. 3-5-2 with Monreal or Gibbs playing on the left and Walcott or Chamberlain playing on the right until Bellerin gets returns. Give Xhaka more game time in the middle to get more experience and play Giroud and Sanchez up top with Sanchez more of a roamer with Özil. That way you still have a target man and someone with pace. Worth a shot I think, what we’re doing now isn’t working. Maybe a formation change my get us back scoring regularly… Also I highly recommend us to dip into the funds come January, I fear we won’t be seeing much more of Cazorla due to aging with injuries and a Debuchy replacement wouldn’t hurt either.

  2. We need to get a RB or a CB/DM who can play on the Right in January, in my opinion
    Loan would suffice

  3. Has always been my sentiment. I’d like to see him and Campbell converted to full backs capable of playing either on the left or right, I see an Alaba or Ashley Cole somewhere in there.

  4. No, we dont have the luxury to f… around with players. Chambo is a big talent, but he is a big potato head when it comes to making choices. No fotball brain. Send him back to school.

  5. No…

    We have a great RB in Bellerin why convert OX to it? He obviously have the talent, but his too offensively minded for it and he lack the concentration to play a defender. It’s also a waste of his talent too, he is only 2 players we currently have who have the dribbling ability and the pace to run at opposition (other player is Sanchez).

  6. I know someone would definitely write something like this crap of an Article. Why not Pair Giroud with Koscienly,he’s also strong,tall and powerful……funny Pat J

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