It’s a testament to the competitive nature of the Arsenal squad this season that you can make a very good case to start either of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Alex Iwobi on the left.
The former has 6 goals and 6 assists to his name this season, while the latter has got off the mark with two goals in our last two games to add to the 3 assists he’s already provided.
The 20 year old had endured a difficult little spell, natural enough for a young player, but now that he seems to have come through it, he’s determined to get back into the starting XI.
“I was able to get a goal last week in the Champions League and now I was able to get one in the Premier League,” he told Arsenal Player after 3-1 win over Stoke.
“I just need to kick on now and show what I can do to get into the starting team again.”
Earlier, Arsene Wenger spoke about Oxlade-Chamberlain and the step forward he’s taken this season, insisting he wants him to stay and sign a new deal.
“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a lot more efficient going forward now,” he said. “He can provide – he gave a great ball for Ozil on Saturday – and he can score himself.
“That’s what we want from him. I think the player loves it here, he’s integrated with the qualities we want him to have … overall I want him to stay.”
We’ve got some good Alex action going on.