The stat that shows just how good the Ox was against Bayern

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set a new record for the season against Bayern Munich last night.

Despite a generally miserable evening in which the Gunners struggled to force a breakthrough, the 20-year-old completed 10 successful dribbles against the Champions League winners - the highest total of any Arsenal player this season.

Only Jack Wilshere (8) and Santi Cazorla (6) have come close to matching that total in a European game, while the nearest anyone came to matching the Ox on Tuesday was again Cazorla, who made just two, according to

The Arsenal midfielder has already attracted praise from all quarters for a performance bursting with energy against Pep Guardiola's side - and there are signs that the 20-year-old could develop into Arsene Wenger's single main threat over the years.

Perhaps the Frenchman could unleash Oxlade-Chamberlain in a similarly progressive role down the middle for the remainder of Arsenal's Premier League run-in, as no one has completed as many as the 10 dribbles he made against Bayern during the north London side's domestic campaign, either.

NameMatchMatchdayWon ContestMins
Jack Wilshere Liverpool vs Arsenal 25 7 90
Jack Wilshere Arsenal vs Cardiff 20 7 90
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal vs Norwich 08 5 53
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Man Utd 26 5 90
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal vs Fulham 22 4 90
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal vs Cardiff 20 4 90
Kieran Gibbs Aston Villa vs Arsenal 21 4 24
Olivier Giroud Arsenal vs Liverpool 10 4 90
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool vs Arsenal 25 4 90

As Opta data shows, the highest number of dribbles in a single Arsenal league game this season is seven, twice made by Wilshere. Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil also feature in the table, while Kieran Gibbs and Olivier Giroud make an appearance, as well.

The Ox, meanwhile, has not even completed half as many as he did against Bayern in a league match yet, proving just how good he was on the night - and just how much he is gaining in confidence week by week.

"Bayern have weaknesses like any other team and when you score anyone can get nervous," the 20-year-old told ITV Sport after the game. "When we did that we thought we had a chance but we just couldn't do it.

"Maybe we lacked a bit of quality with the final ball. At the top level you need that. The boys put in a great shift but we can be proud of our efforts."

One thing's for sure: the Ox can certainly be proud of his.

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