With the Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott having been below par for a good few games I was not surprised to see Arsene Wenger leave him out of the Arsenal starting line up for the must win Premier League game away to Bournemouth on Sunday.
But judging from the way the season has panned out so far I would have thought that it would be Joel Campbell that was the player to come in for Walcott. Instead it was Theo’s team mate for club and country Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Ox had looked good in the FA cup win over Burnley, but it was Campbell that the Frenchman had turned to as we sought a goal against Southampton.
He also left the Ox on the bench and brought Coquelin on towards the end of that goalless draw, a move that some people think suggests that Wenger does not trust Chamberlain. But he did start him in Bournemouth and Arsenal got the reward of a great goal from the 22-year old.
I wonder if Wenger’s decision had anything to do with the report in The Sun which claims the England international is worried about his place in Roy Hodgson’s plans for Euro 2016 and is considering his future with Arsenal.
As he approaches his 100th club appearance, the Ox has only completed a whole match 10 times and so you can understand his frustration. However, with Walcott out of form, could Wenger be set to give the Ox a run a of games to give him a chance to remind us how good he can be and to save his Arsenal career before he makes any decision in the summer?
4000 quid per minute on the field
Tough life for an EPL footballer!!!
My heart bleeds for Ox.
Jack is paid 90,000 quid a week
to hang out in the medical room all season and then
suddenly returns in time for the FA cup semis at Wembly.
I wonder if the staff at McD’s get paid 4000 quid
per minute for making burgers ?
That’s what annoys me, he’s always available for international games and games we don’t need him, and when we need him most he’s either injured or out of form. He should forget about England and work on being fully fit to play for Arsenal, after all we’re the ones paying his wages and sacrificing our transfer market activities for.
We hav alot of average fellas who shdn’t be at arsenal and walcott and company are part of this mess…when arteta is the captain and per the assistant then it sums it up..EPL Clubs are now richer even those at bottom and some are and will be spending more than us(look at stoke,tottenham and leicester)..i wonder how leicester were able to scout n’golo kante for only £4m yet we claim that better player are hard to find?
@kempinski, Kante for £4m is your pick surprise there?? How about MM for less than £1m?? (Mighty Mahrez) lolz.
I haven’t been all that impressed with Campbell to be honest. He has shown glimpses of talent here and there but nothing really special.
His stats says all you need to know about him and his development….or should I say lack of….his goal on Sunday was his first away goal for the club, in almost 5 years and over all in all competition he’s scored well under 20 goals…am sure there are many many defenders with better scoring ratio….and assists? Maybe 2/3 every season so what exactly is his gripe with such damning stats..he is nothing but another WALCOTT in the making…and please don’t get me started on that one!!!!