Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: My message for Arsene Wenger about new Arsenal position

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain discusses his new role in the Arsenal team

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he likes to play in centre midfield after the Arsenal star impressed in Saturday evening’s 5-0 win against Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round at St Mary’s.

The England international partnered Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide in the middle of park as Arsene Wenger opted to give the versatile midfielder a chance to impress in a new role.

The 23-year-old teed up Danny Welbeck for his second goal in Arsenal’s impressive 5-0 win against the Saints as Oxlade-Chamberlain finished with a pass completion of 91 per cent.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored two goals and has made four assists in 18 appearances in the 2016-17 Premier League season, although the England man has struggled to secure a regular starting spot in Wenger’s side.

Speaking to Arsenal’s website about his performance in the middle of the park, Oxlade-Chamberlain paid credit to two of his team-mates.

“It was nice [in the centre], I like it in there,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

“You get on the ball a lot and I was delighted to do that. The two boys next to me made it a lot easier tonight, they helped me out in there. When your partners are playing well it makes your life easier.”

Arsenal are in second place in the Premier League table and eight points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.

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