4 key passes, 5 successful dribbles: Did Arsenal star Oxlade-Chamberlain have his best game of the season?

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was superb alongside Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had arguably his best performance of the season as the Gunners ran out 3-0 winners over Burnley on Saturday.

The England international struggled at the start of the season as he often found himself on the bench or struggling to overcome little niggling injuries.

It wasn’t until the North London derby with Spurs that his season really started to get going as he scored his first goal since February and completed his first 90 minute game in the Premier League.

His performance that day against Spurs was to a very high standard, though he arguably topped that with yet another superb showing in the comfortable victory over struggling Burnley.

  ShotsKey PassesSuccessful DribblesAccurate PassesDispossessedBall RecoveriesMins Played
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 4 5 34 0 4 80

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Oxlade-Chamberlain was a menace throughout and along with Alexis Sanchez delivered a sumptuous attacking display.

The 21-year-old took two shots on goal, provided four key passes and impressively completed five dribbles – creating space for his teammates both down the right flank and in the middle.

In possession, Oxlade-Chamberlain was reliable and effective though he also showed he’s capable of doing his bit to help the team defensively, winning the ball back on four occasions.

He may not have found the back of the net like he did against Spurs, but for 80 minutes the young midfielder contributed in a number of areas and provided an all-round superb display.

Boss Arsene Wenger will be pleased with his progress and his current run in the first team appears to be paying dividends.

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