- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is rumoured to be unhappy over his lack of playing time at Arsenal
- The attacking-midfielder is worried it may result in him missing out on England’s Euro 2016 squad
- The Ox scored in Arsenal’s weekend win over Bournemouth
A faltering title bid, Tottenham Hotspur above Arsenal in the league and injuries galore, so the news in The Sun that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is frustrated at being a bit-part player with the Gunners, was the last thing Arsene Wenger needed.
Quite remarkably, in a five-year stint in north London, Oxlade-Chamberlain has only completed a full 90 minutes 10 times – that being said, four of those 90 minutes have been in his last 10 appearances for Wenger’s side.
Most of us would struggle to get into an Arsenal midfield when it was just shower of shite players like Denilson and Steve Sidwell, so imagine how hard it must be for the Ox competing with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Hardly strikes fear into the opposing team…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 2, 2016
Arsene Wenger, despite all his critics, is no fool, so there definitely will be a worthwhile footballing reason for Ox’s watered down role at Arsenal.
Perhaps it’s his lack of goals – seven goals in the Premier League since moving to the Emirates Stadium is woeful.
Amusingly, the England international still has one of those cliche YouTube montages – that makes everyone look like Pele – showcasing his top five goals and top five assists for Arsenal. That’s basically all his assist and goals in his Gunners career.