Oxlade-Chamberlain has more assists than Spurs winger in just 45 mins of football

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has been staggeringly unproductive this season for his club, highlighted by an Arsenal player who has barely been on the pitch.

Andros Townsend is the winger who stands to profit from Theo Walcott's injury absence for England, after impressing under Roy Hodgson since being handed his debut in the Autumn.

He scored a superb long range strike on that debut, but for Tottenham has only bagged one goal all season.

That pales in significance to the five goals Walcott scored in six games since his return from his original injury in December.

From a creative point of view it has not been pretty either for the Tottenham winger.

In 14 Premier League games this season, including 10 starts - a total 924 minutes of football, he has not provided a single assist.

By contrast Arsenal's missing man, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has more than him - he has one assist to his name from the single game he has featured in this season.

That was back on the very first day of the season, before he got injured in the 3-1 loss against Aston Villa, he played just 45 minutes of football.

As Arsenal gear up to face the same opponents this weekend, they are boosted by the news the 20-year-old winger has returned to full training.

If Townsend is not careful, it won't just be teammate Aaron Lennon who threatens his spot in the World Cup starting line-up, a rejuvenated Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could.

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