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Oxlade-Chamberlain forced tk be withdrawn midway through the first half after suffering a hamstring problem.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].”

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