If Arsenal star makes a statement tomorrow that is as loud as his boots, then Aston Villa may be in trouble…
The versatile Gunners midfielder is set to unleash his new boots (pictured above) during Arsenal's Midlands visit tomorrow, Saturday, as the club look to be the first club to take maximum points off of Aston Villa.
Villa are one of the surprise packages of the season so far as they have the most stringent defence in the whole division, with just one concession from four games. Arsenal, in contrast, have shipped six goals.
If Arsene Wenger's side are to trouble Aston Villa's rearguard, which could be significantly weakened as Ron Vlaar has only a 50% chance of featuring, then their build-up play will have to be far more incisive - as the club's midfielders struggled to create anything of substance in their most recent outing; a 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned an 88% passing accuracy thus far this season and, of his 60 pass attempts, one of them was a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
The Englishman has been limited to cameo appearances of late and may not be in line to start on Saturday as Jack Wilshere has been declared fit.