Martin Keown says Arsenal star Oxlade-Chamberlain is like a Ferrari

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

The winger scored in his side's 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

Martin Keown has likened Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a Ferrari, in comments made on BBC's Match of the Day 2.

Manager Arsene Wenger handed the winger a rare start on Sunday, as he sought to change his team for the trip to Bournemouth.

It proved to be a masterstroke as he scored an excellent individual effort to bag his side’s second goal of the game in their eventual 2-0 victory over the Cherries.

And speaking after that game, Keown says Oxlade-Chamberlain is like a Ferrari, saying he looks like he is more than good enough to be an asset for manager Arsene Wenger.

“He’s almost like a Ferrari this player, when he moves he goes through the gears,” he told Match of the Day 2.

“He’s got really good technique, and when he comes alive he looks like he’s more than good enough to do a job for Arsene Wenger.”

“I think he needs to get on the ball. I know they maybe have other players in the team that they might look to, but he’s doesn’t get on the ball quite enough.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain will now be hoping that his performance on Sunday will earn him more game time in future.

He has been hampered by a number of injuries since joining the club from Southampton, with him often being struck down long-term as he was hitting his best form.

Now though, he is back fit and fighting for a first team place, and will keen to prove his worth in the 13 games remaining of this season as the Gunners look to secure the title.

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