Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produced an excellent performance for England on Monday night as they crushed a poor Lithuania side 3-0.
With qualification already assured, England boss Roy Hodgson went for an experimental XI including Oxlade-Chamberlain acting as a wide forward with Jamie Vardy on the opposite flank.
The 22-year-old is versatile and can play in a number of positions in the final third, providing pace in wide areas or the option of directness and a sense of urgency through the middle.
Against Lithuania, he was tasked with the former and really put his opponents to the sword, topping off a superb outing with England‘s third and final goal in a dominant victory.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Oxlade-Chamberlain shone in a number of key attacking areas.
Aside from his well-taken goal, the Gunners’ ace tested Lithuania shot-stopper Giedrius Arlauskis twice, created one chance via a key pass and completed a team-high seven successful take-ons.
In possession, Oxlade-Chamberlain was assured as he took 71 touches and made 45 accurate passes, all while remembering his defensive duties with an impressive three tackles.
It has been a highly positive international break for the Gunners with Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and now Oxlade-Chamberlain finding the net while no injuries were suffered.
The North Londoners resume action this Saturday against Watford and boss Arsene Wenger will have one big selection headache with a number of players impressing over the past few days.