Oxlade-Chamberlain chalked up for Fulham show

https://i2.wp.com/www.matchhighlight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/arsenewengeralexoxlade-chamberlain.jpg?resize=344%2C193Expect to witness Oxlade-Chamberlain in action more often in 2012.

According to Arsene Wenger, the 18-year-old will finally be given his much anticipated chance with the first team during the upcoming calendar year.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s nearly £15 million summer transfer to the club was widely criticized as another expensive move for an inexperienced player, but following the glimpses of brilliance the English forward has shown when given a chance this season, fans now dub him ‘the Ox’ and calls for more playing opportunities for the England Under-21 international have grown.

The former Southampton boy often impressed in the Carling Cup where he enjoyed several starts and netted his first goal for the club with a terrific long-range strike against Shrewsbury.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then netted another goal in the Champions League against Olympiakos, but despite his exploits, Arsene Wenger has limited him to the bench.

And so following the win over QPR, Wenger promised to hand the teenager more action as he plans to rotate his tiring squad in Monday’s visit to Fulham.

“He (Oxlade-Chamberlain) is not very far at all, he will be playing very quickly.” Wenger said

As of now, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made only six appearances as an Arsenal player and scored twice. His only Premier League experience was a substitute’s show in the defeat at Old Trafford.

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18 thoughts on “Oxlade-Chamberlain chalked up for Fulham show

  1. I hope wenger should give the chap the opportunity to play. He is a better attacking player than walcot presently, he crosses the ball better than walcot and give him the chances walcot got in matches he will score. The boy should start paying against fulham nd subsequent matches.

  2. chamberlain and park are ready since summer because the stubborn one insist on picking his favourite lame ducks ahead of them. thats why we still have weak attack.
    he knows once he gives them few games it will be difficult to drop them so he has to keep pretending he’s given some sort of special training till they are ready, thats just porkies!
    its chamakh ready?

  3. Wally-Cot should be benched!
    Look at the opportunitites missed ……they were sitting ducks.
    Wenger is totally right Wally is not frontman!

  4. Sam, why not concentrate on your day job and leave football management for those who understand it? Fans like you will be the first to call for the lad’s head the moment he has two poor games, yet you find something sinister in the manager’s decision to bring both Park and Ox into the team gradually. Well, let me let you know; it’s called protecting really good talent (especially the Ox) to guarantee a good future. The Oxlade-Chamberlains are happy with Wenger’s approach, so am I and so you should be mate.

  5. theo walcot wants 2 be arsenal’s center forward…W T F. Are u kidding me? Not for my beloved team.

  6. @sam: you are one he’ll of a fool to say that. Do u think Ox will just squeeze right in? Every game is soo important to us there is no margin for error at all. Add in the fact that he is only 18 and the EPL can cause havoc on young bodies, look at Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshire and many other young players that are rushed into a real bitch fight season v teams like Stoke/Birmingham and gets injured. Or doesn’t perform well cos he is not used to the pace and ‘fans’ like you moan for his head or blame AW for bringing him out too early. He is damned either way. Patience my dear peduwan Gooner!

  7. Seriously,some people get FIFA 12 and suddenly believe they’re world class managers.
    Dan,sorry to disappoint,but you won’t get Wengers job lol.

  8. Wenger is a genius and i believe he knows what he is doing about Ox. We all fans loves is performance when he is been given chance and wenger wil be d most happiest coach on earth that Ox. is not a flop like one of my favourite player Torres, i love Fernando but he is a flop to chelsea.

  9. i agree wit wenger in given d ”ox” playn tym. I undrstnd wenger’s stance in nt playn him buh he nids hez chance he has d strenght,stamina 2 do it so we jst hope 2 c him play. Up gunners

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