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Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain | Forward | #15

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 154

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal on either half of the interval as Arsenal beat Reading 2-0 at the Emirates.
Arsenal won comfortably over Championship side Reading and also managed to give their core players a much-needed rest. Arsene Wenger ensured that reserves like like Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gabriel, and Jenkinson who haven't been playing much got a chance to hone their match fitness. Olivier Giroud also came on as a second half substitute which might prepare him to play a bigger role against Sunderland. Oct 25 - 4:55 PM

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Arsène Wenger will err on the side of caution as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played competitively since damaging his medial knee ligament during the loss to Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League back in February. The unlucky winger, who has endured an injury plagued few seasons at the Emirates, then suffered a setback in training [May] which effectively ended his hopes of appearing at Euro 2016. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain is hoping to hit the ground running this season in what could be a make or break year after just 49 Premier League starts since his arrival at the club in August 2011. The 22-year-old scored a sublime equaliser against Lens on Friday but Wenger remains cautious: "He’s fully recovered but I want him to go through four or five games first to be completely reassured. You could see that straight away, when he came on, he brought something to the team. Let’s hope he gets through the rest of pre-season."
Source: Daily Star
Jul 23 - 2:09 PM

Arsenal traveled to the north of France for their pre-season opener and drew 1-1 with Lens on Friday.

It was a line-up comprised of more reserves and fringe first-teamers than it was a full strength squad. Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal were the only two likely first choice starters that featured with Martinez, Chambers, Debuchy, Elneny, Coquelin, Walcott, Iwobi, Akpom, and Reine-Adelaide joining them. With much of the squad still recovering from summer tournaments it was a lackluster performance but it did come with a real highlight of an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal from a tight angle.
Source: @arsenal
Jul 22 - 4:29 PM

With his career at Arsenal stalled, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could look for a move to Leicester City this summer.

Something about the Arsenal experience hasn't agreed with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Whether it is physical frailty on his part or something in how Arsenal train, he has been injury prone. His game also hasn't progressed as hoped. Could a move to Leicester City be the tonic for what ails him? It doesn't feel like the sort of move that led to the Foxes' success but he could be an undervalued asset if a different approach gets him closer to his potential.
May 22 - 9:10 AM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain re-injured his knee during his return from his previous knee injury and will miss both Arsenal's final two matches and the European Championships.

With so many players threatening his position for both Arsenal and England, it's hard to imagine that Oxlade-Chamberlain would have seen the light of day even if he'd been healthy but the new injury removes all doubt. With rumors swirling about a potential transfer over the summer one wonders whether there will be a market for the former Southampton trainee due to the long string of injuries that has set his progress back. Could he be Arsenal's "New Diaby"?
May 6 - 2:36 PM

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reportedly injured both his knee and ankle in Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Barcelona at the Emirates on Tuesday and is likely out for the rest of the season.

Yet another injury for the Ox likely means that Theo Walcott will get a start against Manchester United on Sunday with Joel Campbell firmly back in the frame for significant playing time as well. The bigger picture question about Oxlade-Chamberlain is whether Arsenal will move on from a player whose development has stalled due in part to injuries. His miss against Barcelona in the first half on Tuesday underscored Arsenal's need for more match-winners in the attacking areas.
Source: Metro
Feb 25 - 10:58 AM

Arsenal is waiting for the results of a scan on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after leaving yesterday's match with Barcelona due to a leg injury.

The 22-year-old limped off the pitch during the 2-0 loss, when he was the subject major criticism for his poor finishing and touch. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain left Emirates Stadium on crutches and was sent for a scan as the club fear he could have suffered ligament damage in either his ankle or knee in a challenge with Javier Mascherano, which could rule him out for a month. In the meantime, expect Theo Walcott to break back into the club's starting XI for the weekend showdown with Manchester United while the Gunners wait on the injury news. Joel Campbell also remains an option but Walcott looks to be the more reliable option in recent weeks.
Source: Daily Mirror
Feb 24 - 6:59 PM

Arsenal defended stoutly for as long as they could but just couldn't keep Barcelona out as the Catalans eventually overwhelmed the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates.

Despite a massive gap in possession, Arsene Wenger's team managed to keep Barcelona without a shot on target in the first half. They even had a couple decent chances themselves including one from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the first half that the England man should have done better with. Conceding possession eventually became too much in the second half and Barcelona scored with Luis Suarez starting a move that saw Neymar find Lionel Messi for the opener. Messi then scored a penalty to cap off the scoring. Going back to the Camp Nou down two away goals surely means Arsenal are eliminated from this season's Champions League.
Feb 24 - 10:49 AM

Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored 88 seconds apart to account for the only two scores of the day as Arsenal secured a tidy 0-2 against AFC Bournemouth.

There was no Fraser Forster today to spoil Arsenal's attacking clout. In the 23rd minute, Olivier Giroud headed an Aaron Ramsey cross into the path of Mesut Ozil and the German midfield struck the back of the net. 88 seconds later, Ramsey was key in the second goal, feeding "the Ox" with a pass and Oxlade-Chamberlain fired low and in off the far post. The Gunners threatened more in the first half but their possession and chances began to dry up in the second frame. It made no difference, as the Cherries were kept mostly in check by Petr Cech and some shots off target. The win sees the Gunners jump above Manchester City in the table and will take on the Cinderella Foxes at The Emirates next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 7 - 10:30 AM

Will Theo Walcott's failure to track back against Olympiakos lead to him being benched for the visit of Manchester City?

If Olympiakos offered enough threat down the flanks to force Wenger to move Walcott from right to left to ensure that Joel Campbell was present to help with defending then how could City not inspire more care from the Gunners. With the prospect of at least three of Raheem Sterling, Aleksandar Kolarov, Kevin De Bruyne and Jesus Navas speeding up and down the wings attacking Arsenal won't have the luxury of fielding a player who isn't going to track back consistently. That almost certainly means Oxlade-Chamberlain and Campbell in the wide spots with either Walcott or Giroud as the center forward.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Arsenal's attack continues to recover as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been declared fit in addition to Aaron Ramsey who returned in mid-week as a substitute.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out since the League Cup loss in October but finally looks to be available again for an attack that has been depleted since that loss. Aaron Ramsey returned in mid-week as a substitute and could be first in line for a start of the two returning players. There is also a chance that Ramsey plays at the base of midfield while Ox plays on the right side of attack but if Mathieu Flamini starts with Santi Cazorla then Ramsey will probably get 60 to 70 minutes with Oxlade-Chamberlain getting the balance of the time.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:12:00 PM

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.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:59:00 AM

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.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 04:40:00 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.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:13:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 09:47:00 AM