Wenger picks out ‘natural replacement’ for Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsene Wenger has picked the man whom he believes will be good enough to fill the void left by Akex Oxlade-Chamberlain this weekend.
The Gunners registered their second sucessive victory in the Premier League on Wednesday but the result was marred by a new injury blow.
Oxlade-Chamberlain forced tk be withdrawn midway through the first half after suffering a hamstring problem.
And that means the 23-year-old is likely to miss the upcoming trip to Stoke City.
However, Wenger insists Hector Bellerin will be an idle replacement for the in-form Oxlade-Chamberlain.
“Yes he is [a natural replacement], he is an offensive player,” Wenger said.
“He started as a right midfielder and we transformed him into a full-back.
“Bellerin is quite fresh [too].”