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Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 154

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's hamstring strain has caused two issues for Arsenal going into Week 11 with the Ox and the man who came in for him, Theo Walcott, both out for the trip to the Liberty Stadium.
With Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all out through the mid-November international break Joel Campbell seems most likely to step into the Gunners' starting eleven. Campbell has yet to show much in an Arsenal shirt but, to be honest, Arsene Wenger hasn't gotten a great deal of productivity from that spot thus far this season. Aaron Ramsey finally scored his first goal of the season against Watford and Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't do too much against Everton before going out injured early in the League Cup. Oct 30 - 9:59 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may miss out on his big chance to feature with Aaron Ramsey injured as he went off in the 5th minute of Arsenal's Capital One Cup match with Sheffield Wednesday.

The prognosis on Oxlade-Chamberlain isn't known yet but it seems unlikely that he will be ready to participate against Swansea on Saturday after going out so early. This will be a disappointment to Oxlade-Chamberlain who could have used a run in the side as well as to Arsene Wenger who certainly needs an alternative to Aaron Ramsey on the right side of the attack. Ramsey is expected to be out until after the November international break.
Oct 27 - 4:40 PM

Fantasy managers looking for a midfield boost on waivers will want to put in a claim for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Aaron Ramsey's injury opens the door for at least 3 consecutive starts.

With Arsene Wenger indicating that Aaron Ramsey will be out until after the next international break, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the prohibitive favorite to pick up starts against Everton, at Swansea and against Spurs at a minimum. Oxlade-Chamberlain is a more natural fit in the right attacking spot that Ramsey has been playing and the ability to play off the in-form trio of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott means that the Ox should get some good chances to make an impact. Oxlade-Chamberlain should be the first player picked up on waivers this week in your draft-style league if he is currently available.
Oct 22 - 9:13 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't get credit for the goal but he caused it to go in off of Fabricio Coloccini for the only goal in Arsenal's 1-0 win against Newcastle at St. James' Park.

For the second week in a row, Arsenal were on the wrong end of an official's call as Hector Bellerin wasn't awarded a penalty after being tripped in the box by Florian Thauvin. The Gunners did get some luck when Oxlade-Chamberlain's second half shot deflected slightly off of Coloccini and found it's way into the far corner for a much-needed goal. The Gunners started with Theo Walcott in place of Olivier Giroud as a center forward and were missing Mesut Ozil but the attack didn't look much more fluid than it had in the first three weeks as the Gunners continue to struggle to start the season.
Aug 29 - 9:47 AM

Arsenal have defeated Chelsea in the Community Shield, giving Arsene Wenger his long awaited win over Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal won the trophy through a Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal in the 24th minute. The Gunners then held on for deal life as Chelsea pushed back in the second half, without any results. The irony of the match was that Arsenal parked the bus against Chelsea after going up 1-0, and won with the same way Arsene Wenger has criticized in past seasons. Mourinho will surely be disappointed with losing, but there is no doubt the manager has his sights set on another Premier League title.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 2 - 12:12 PM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training with the first team but will not be ready for Arsenal's season-ending match against West Brom at the Emirates.

Consider this season a half step forward for Oxlade-Chamberlain. When he played, he showed improvement along the path that could see him secure a starting spot on the right of the Arsenal attack or somewhere in the center of the park in the future. The downside was that minor injuries continued to plague his development. With Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck all missing significant time over the second half of the season, the Ox could have played a lot more but his own injuries got in the way. He may get a chance to come on as a substitute in the FA Cup final but he won't make it back for Week 38.
Source: BBC Sport
May 22 - 10:15 AM

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final against Reading, Arsene Wenger indicated that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is " least two weeks away."

The England midfielder has had a strong season when he has been available but he has continued to fight minor injuries throughout the season. The injuries have prevented Oxlade-Chamberlain from challenging Danny Welbeck for the attacking spot to the right of Olivier Giroud or from gaining more experience as a deeper-lying central midfielder (where Arsene Wenger has occasionally suggested the Ox might end up eventually). The performances have been better than last season but it still has to be considered something of a lost season for the promising 21-year-old.
Apr 16 - 11:27 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces a month on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup win over Manchester United.

This is disappointing news for both the player (he's had a lot of minor injuries this season) and the club (he's been playing well recently). At the club level, the news of Oxlade-Chamberlain's upcoming absence is mitigated by the presence of Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott who are both adept at the right-sided attacking role Oxlade-Chamberlain favors when healthy.
Mar 13 - 11:58 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be assessed after the Arsenal winger was replaced during the FA Cup win at Old Trafford after suffering from an apparent muscular problem, thought to be a hamstring issue.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been blighted by a number of minor muscular niggles this season but following his last injury [groin] and longest lay-off [five weeks] the England international had hoped for a problem free run-in. However this latest setback – his seventh of the season – has flagged the Ox as an early doubt for the visit of West Ham this weekend while his place in the squad that travels to Monaco in the UEFA Champions League three days later is also at risk. Fortunately Wenger has been able to welcome a number of players back from injury recently giving the Gunners’ boss a number of potential options should a scan confirm a strain. Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott are both ready while Jack Wilshere is only days away following minor ankle surgery.
Mar 10 - 7:09 AM

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's Champions League match with Monaco, Arsene Wenger indicated that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to full training and should be available for action if called upon.

After missing out on the Crystal Palace match over the weekend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems likely to take Jack Wilshere's place on the bench. Wilshere will reportedly miss out as he continues to recover from his ankle injury while the Ox is training fully and should be ready to go. With Danny Welbeck having put in a man of the match performance against Crystal Palace, the bench seems the most likely spot for Oxlade-Chamberlain as he faces the reality of being fairly deep on the depth chart when Arsenal are close to fully fit as they are currently.
Feb 25 - 11:11 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has resumed normal training and should be an option for Arsene Wenger against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will, in all likelihood, be on the bench against Crystal Palace. Despite the fact that he has proven to be an extremely versatile performer this season, having played both wide attacking roles as well as deeper-lying and attacking central roles, Oxlade-Chamberlain seems unlikely to start. With Ozil, Cazorla, Rosicky, Welbeck, Sanchez, and Walcott all vying for the three spots in front of the defense not occupied by Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud, the Ox will be lucky to have a spot on the bench. His opportunities will be squeezed even further as Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey return over the next few weeks.
Feb 19 - 1:35 PM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has resumed training in the wake of a strained groin but will not be ready for the Week 24 trip to White Hart Lane.

With Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil both back to full health, Oxlade-Chamberlain would likely have been on the bench for this match regardless of his health. With another Premier League match coming up against Leicester City on Tuesday, Oxlade-Chamberlain likely won't figure in the League again until the February 21 match with Crystal Palace at the earliest. Even then, he is likely to be a seldom-used reserve with Alexis Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott and Danny Welbeck all likely ahead of him in the pecking order for minutes.
Feb 5 - 11:29 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't been a great fantasy contributor over his run of starts in place of Aaron Ramsey but he did well in Week 19.

With Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere both out injured, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been playing a deeper-lying central midfield role in recent weeks. While he has been a good player in this role in the real world, it hasn't led to much statistical production of note. Week 19 saw him play further up the field with Flamini and Coquelin playing the deeper-lying roles. The move up the pitch saw the Ox pick up an assist on Welbeck's winner as well as 10 fantasy points in the Yahoo format.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who missed the Boxing Day visit of QPR, will be assessed ahead of the Sunday trip to West Ham.

Tomas Rosicky played well and scored a goal in his first Premier League start of the season but the Czech international's injury history would lead you to believe starting him twice in two days isn't a great idea. Arsene Wenger will likely revert to Oxlade-Chamberlain in the same role if he is fit enough to go. Unfortunately, the news on the Ox isn't definitive enough to select him in any fantasy format that has a deadline that passes before line-ups are announced.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that he isn't certain about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's prospects for playing against Liverpool on Sunday after injuring his groin against Newcastle.

The Ox was already playing in an unusual spot last weekend with Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, and Jack Wilshere all injured. When Oxlade-Chamberlain went off with a groin problem it left Arsenal incredibly thin at the base of midfield with only Mathieu Flamini, the recently returned Francis Coquelin, and 17-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles to fill two spots with none offering a great deal going forward. Oxlade-Chamberlain faces a Saturday fitness test before there is any additional clarity on this situation so managers in salary cap leagues with early Saturday transfer deadlines should consider the Ox out unless you have a huge tolerance for risk and/or a great bench.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:18:00 AM