Wright: Wenger should stop being harsh on this Arsenal midfielder

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has expressed his thoughts on Arsene Wenger’s treatment of one of his young attacking options after Saturday’s win over Stoke City.

The Gunners registered their third straight victory in the league as Theo Walcott’s equalizer on the stroke of halftime and second half goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi ensured some pressure was kept on league leaders Chelsea.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was handed another rare start on Saturday which saw him make a vital contribution again as he brilliantly set up up Arsenal’s second goal for Ozil.

However, the 23-year-old, who also scored at West Ham last weekend, was the first man to be substituted by Wenger.

Thus, Wright highlighted the fact that Oxlade-Chamlerlain has not been receiving  completely fair treatment from the manager.

“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played fantastically well,” Wright said. “I’m really pleased to see him get in a bit of a run at the moment.

“He seems to be the guy who’s always left out or is taken off whether he’s playing well or not and I would love to see him get a run.”

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