Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a player who reminds him of Wayne Rooney or Cesc Fabregas.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been one of the impressive players for Arsenal in 2012, despite the fact that Arsenal have just won their first game of the New Year in the league. Arsenal demolished Blackburn Rovers 7-1 in the latest Barclays Premier league match.
Incidentally, this was the first victory Arsenal have managed in the league in 2012. Apart from it being extremely special for Arsenal due to this reason, it was also special due to the Robin van Persie hat-trick and incredible performance on the part of the youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The youngster scored two goals and was also responsible for setting up numerous others. The 7-1 thrashing is expected to provide Arsenal the impetus to take on the rest of the teams in the Premier league over the last few remaining matches. Arsenal are not currently in a position to qualify for the Champions League next season. Thus, Arsene Wenger is expected to make qualifications to the Champions League a priority. Arsenal are currently in the sixth position in the table, which will not even ensure them Europa league football next season.
“I feel he could play central midfield, he could [also] play second striker because he has something that is exceptional – he has a short back-lift and so when he has a shot on goal it’s difficult to block. He has everything. He’s good on the ball, he’s quick, has movement, technique. He has a great future,” Wenger said.
Wenger has also said that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a player who has everything from some of the current and past Arsenal players. Wenger says that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has the pace of Walcott and skills of Henry, and will be a threat when it comes to European football, if not in the william hill premier league.
According to the online Champions League betting odds, Arsenal are slim favourites to overcome AC Milan over two legs, with many fans tipping the Ox to be the difference between the two sides.