4 key passes, 7 dribbles - Arsenal star outshines Sanchez v Swansea

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produced one of his better displays in an Arsenal shirt against Swansea on Sunday afternoon.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a bit inconsistent of late.

At his best, the 21-year-old can take the game to the best - as he did against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season.

Often, though, the Ox just doesn't make the impact everyone now knows he is capable of.

Yesterday - paradoxically for Arsenal fans - the midfielder produced one of his better performances in an Arsenal shirt, with it counting for little as Swansea City beat the Gunners 2-1 in Wales.

  PositionTeamChances CreatedDribbles WonSuccessful Final-Third PassesTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain MF Arsenal 4 7 11 64 1 90
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 3 0 13 55 1 90
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 3 1 14 58 1 90
Danny Welbeck FW Arsenal 1 2 6 29 1 90

As Opta stats show, Oxlade-Chamberlain was Arsenal's best player in the face of defeat. He outshone all those around him - including £35 million summer signing Alexis Sanchez.

The Ox's four chances created were a Premier League best across all matches on Sunday - so were his seven dribbles one. In the final third, meanwhile, he completed 11 passes, although that number was less than Sanchez's and the ineffective Santi Cazorla's.

The 20-year-old also took 64 touches of the ball, showing how willing he was to get involved - and it was with considerable ease that he beat Swansea defenders. A little like the ease with which Jefferson Montero coasted past Calum Chambers time after time.

With nine Oxs and a Sanchez and Danny Welbeck yesterday, the Gunners would have fared far better against Garry Monk's men. Even if one of those Oxs was in goal...

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