Ox reveals German shtick

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed Mesut Ozil is still carrying his World Cup winners medal around with him and has been happy to show it off to teammates on the team bus.

The England international also confirmed that the £42 million signing, along with compatriots Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski, has been happy to laud his success over their less successful teammates in a classic case of Keysian dressing-room banter.

“Mesut had his [World Cup medal] on the bus the other day,” Chamberlain told Sky Sports ahead of this evening’s second-leg Champions League qualifier with Besiktas.

“He doesn’t fail to show it off, but fair play to them. I was over the moon to see them succeed. I’d have loved it to have been England, but to see three of your friends and teammates get so far in a World Cup and then win it is an amazing thing. I was really happy for them.

“I’m not going to lie I was looking forward to seeing the medal myself. I was happy when Mesut got it out. It’s great to have three winners of such a massive tournament in the team as they’ve come back with such massive confidence. Everyone’s had stick off them, the English boys, the French boys…the Spanish boys! They’ve dished it out. They haven’t wasted any time doing that.”

In other less banter-related news Calum Chambers says he’s enjoying his run out at centre back so much that he’s starting to question what his best position is.

Having made his first team breakthrough at Southampton as a right-back it appeared the 19-year-old had sealed a move to the Emirates as back-up to fellow new boy Mathieu Debuchy. However, as is often the case, Arsene Wenger had other plans.

In the absence of World Cup winner Per Mertesacker, Chambers was charged with a central berth in pre-season and after impressing has retained the responsibility ever since.

Speaking to the official matchday programme ahead of Besiktas’ visit, the £16 million signing revealed it’s not the first time he’s played the position.

“I feel like I read the game better there. I feel more assured in myself there, which is helpful.

“I played at centre back when I was with Southampton Under-16s and then a couple more times for England Under-19s. I have felt a bit more comfortable at centre back in every game I’ve played there.

“I feel that right back can be more demanding physically, because you have to get up and down the pitch more. But it’s hard in every position. You’ve got to be focused throughout the whole game wherever you play.

“Last year I thought that right back was my position but I’ve started playing at centre back this year, which has made me wonder if that will be my position. Time will tell, but at the moment I’m enjoying it at centre half.

“I can play in holding midfield as well so I might end up having a go at that too!”

Why not says Arseblog News…the way things are going on the injury front he may even get a run out as a striker.

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Hoosier Gunner
Hoosier Gunner

Judging by Ox’s words, I won’t be surprised if Mesut just walks around the dressing room with “As long as I’ve got Mesut and tie!” blaring. Lad.

Unnecessarilystupid
Unnecessarilystupid

Don’t joke blogs.

ronererier than ever
ronererier than ever

Bantasuarus rex

Pedro
Pedro

Mesut ÖziLAD

Edu's Braces
Edu's Braces

Wonder will Zigic bring his along with him, he’s the blonde German fella yeah?

arsenalista
arsenalista

thumbs down for joking!!!!! must be serious all of the time. signings now!!!!!!!! urrrrrrrrrrr

Edu's Braces
Edu's Braces

I am a genial, positive, serious fan of all things Arsenal and my grammar is excellent. Love me.

Dr Jack
Dr Jack

It’s Arsenal we are talking about here not ehmmm Celtic lol. Come on boys let’s show the Turks how to play good soccer and still win convincingly at the same time. Gunner for ever !

Chairman Meow

I know its silly but can you please call it football haha we have the decency to at least call your football, american football haha. what about: Rest of world football?

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

The American game should be called hand-egg.

DöubleDöubleDöuble
DöubleDöubleDöuble

With the amount of adverts they have during the game, it should be called QVC.

Carl
Carl

There’s so many comments (joking of course) that chambers could eventually be used as a striker. So much so I think I’m beginning to swallow the subliminal messages. What have you done to me arse blog? I’m convinced that Chambers could be a Thierry, Dennis, olivier hybrid.

Gunner From Another Mother
Gunner From Another Mother

All kidding aside, that mutant hybrid player would be unstoppable…

AS17 is for A.Sanchez not A.song
AS17 is for A.Sanchez not A.song

Why not says Arseblog News…they way
things are going on the injury front he
may even get a run out as a striker.

AS17 is for A.Sanchez not A.song
AS17 is for A.Sanchez not A.song

Why not says Arseblog News…they way
things are going on the injury front he
may even get a run out as a striker.
Classy Mr. Blogs

leroy
leroy

hard to believe chambers is only 19. he plays and speaks with a maturity well beyond his years. someone check his passport!

Yacine

His long form birth certificate perhaps?

cnd
cnd

Well if Alderweireld or some other CB is brought in, then we’ll probably see Chambers in the midfield sooner than later.

Cracked
Cracked

Looks like were not getting any new fancy forward for Ozil to pass to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28953337

Balls

Attasmani
Attasmani

Hm that’s exactly what I’d say in the media if i was desperately looking for a new striker though..
“Hm no seriously Sir, the last thing we need right now is a striker, how could you even think that we’re interested? Just out of curiosity though, how much is that striker you have on your team? Just asking for a friend.. “

Gooner from Pretoria.

Calum Fuckng chambers…

Tazmanian Jesus
Tazmanian Jesus

Alderweireld, is he that albino kid from Belgium?

Gooner '75
Gooner '75

At this rate i will soon be able to build my house with all the bricks im shitting!!! COME ON YOU RIP ROARING REDDDSSSSS!!!!!

Mike
Mike

Mackay, now this is banter?

ben
ben

We called it soccer first to differentiate between rugby and football but stopped in the 40s so actually the yanks are more old school than us. Rugby football – rugger. AsSOCiation football – soccer

diaby
diaby

“I was happy when Mesut got it out…Everyones had stick off them, the English boys, the French boys…the Spanish boys! They’ve dished it out”
team spirit gone ott!!

Arseblood
Arseblood

So let’s get this straight….Ozil gets it out and it’s massive?!?!

Gooner '75
Gooner '75

And straight!!!

Four star German

Ok one more time for my English Gooners

Deutschland sind Weltmeister!!!!

magnetben
magnetben

ist 😉