Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently being linked with the exit door this summer, and he may have just hinted at a move from Arsenal. The 23 year-old has enjoyed his best season since joining the club, impressing in a number of positions this term including at full-back, wing-back, central midfield, as well as in advanced roles.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is enjoying his best season in an Arsenal shirt, but still remains in-and-out of Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans. The former Southampton youth product has one year left on his current contract with our club, and Liverpool are linked with a strong interest in signing him.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been impressing in a new-found wing-back role in recent weeks, which has left Arsenal team-mate Hector Bellerin benched.
Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest on the fitness of Arsenal’s first team squad members, and is expecting to have a near-full list available for selection.
There are doubts over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who had to be taken off against Lincoln last weekend with a hamstring injury, as well as Kieran Gibbs.
This may well have been the easiest choice of an Arsenal Man of the Match for some time, with Alexis Sanchez bagging a hat-trick in the space of 14 second half minutes that sealed the three points and nipped in the bud any hiopes West Ham had of punishing the Gunners for our first half wastefulness.
This was an emphatic and ultimately comfortable 5-1 away win for Arsenal against West Ham that gets the confidence flowing nicely again and keeps us right in the hunt for the Premier League title. It did not always look that way though as even though the Gunners dominated the game we were not clinical and only went in to halftime with a single goal.
The big news from the current international break from an Arsenal point of view involves our on-loan midfield star Jack Wilshere, who has been brought back into the fold by the temporary manager Gareth Southgate after getting some regular game time with his current club AFC Bournemouth.
I do not think I need to say that the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez will be starting the north London derby this weekend, unless of course something untoward happens to him between now and then. The rest of the Arsenal front line is not so easy to predict though.