78% passing accuracy, 5 take ons: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shines in Arsenal draw

The Gunners midfielder was impressive in his side's 0-0 draw with Stoke City.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain staked his claim for a central midfield role in his side’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

The England man has been used primarily as a right-winger during his career, first at Southampton and then Arsenal.

He has been handed a central midfield role on occasion though, and has been used in the role this season by manager Arsene Wenger, with a raft of injuries having limited his options in central midfield.

And he staked a claim for a more regular starting role in the draw with the Potters, as he put in an impressive display despite the disappointing scoreline.

  MatchPass SuccessFinal Third Pass SuccessWon ContestBall RecoveryTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Stoke vs Arsenal 78% 71% 5 5 69 2

As shown by the table provided by Opta, Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive in both going forward and defensively during the game.

He posted an impressive 69 touches throughout the game, with just two of those proving unsuccessful, while his passing was superb with an accuracy of 78%

He also enjoyed an impressive passing success in the final third, with him enjoying 71% accuracy in that area.

His dribbling was also a success, as he posted five contests won throughout the game.

He was even strong defensively, with him recovering the ball on five separate occasions against Mark Hughes’ side, the same as defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

An impressive display from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain then who will hope his performance can earn him more starts in the second half of the campaign

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