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Injury Balls: Arsenal sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for spare parts

Injury Balls: a look at unreliable reporting. When Alex Oxlade-Chameberlain was substituted in Arsenal’s win over Southampton, the knives were out. It was all over for ‘The Ox’.

Daily Mirror: “The England star was forced off 10 minutes before the break with an apparent hamstring injury, meaning he could now miss the FA Cup final in 17 days”

Daily Telegraph: “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers hamstring injury that could rule him out of another FA Cup final”

Daily Mail: “…he appeared visibly distressed and is a major doubt for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.”

90Minutes: “Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to draft Hector Bellerin back into the first team fold in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the remaining games of the season”

Two days later and:

BBC: “Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be fit [for today’s match at Stoke] despite limping off early in the midweek game against Southampton with a hamstring injury.”

Such are the facts.

 

Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Wenger deserves praise for playing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester United

ARSENAL lose 1-2 to Manchester United in the Premier League  and the story is that Arsene Wenger, the Gunners’ manager, does not know what he’s doing. The Sun leads with the news:

“You don’t know what you’re doing”

A few Arsenal fans did react badly to the sight of 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making way for Russia’s captain Andrey Arshavin 16 minutes from time with the game at 1-1. In the Daily Mirror, John Cross hears the chants and writes:

Arsene Wenger reacted angrily after Arsenal fans turned on him following a third successive defeat. They chanted: “You don’t know what you’re doing” and booed after Wenger substituted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (after his impressive full Premier League debut. Gunners captain Robin van Persie also appeared to shout “no” as TV cameras panned on to his reaction after the substitution. The mood then turned even uglier when Oxlade-Chamberlain’s replacement Andrey Arshavin was at fault on Danny Welbeck’s winner.”

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Posted: 23rd, January 2012 | In: Sports | Comments (2)