Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be fit to start against Leicester City in Wednesday’s Premier League clash, with manager Arsene Wenger revealing the English international hasn’t suffered a serious knock. “It was precautionary and not a serious injury. We will test him. It was a foot injury. We have medical checks to see who is available (for Leicester). Nobody else picked up any injuries in the game,” he said.
Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a foot injury in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City – of which he was named man-of-the-match – and left Wembley Stadium on crutches. However, his recovery is such that he could keep his place for the visit of Leicester as Arsenal hunt down a top-four place. He’s operated as a makeshift right-back in place of the out-of-form Hector Bellerin of late and has continued to impress.
“It’s obviously an interesting position for me, it’s new. I have to focus on the defensive side of things and I’m not used to being a right-back,” said the former Southampton man. Boasting excessive pace and dribbling abilities, Oxlade-Chamberlain injects urgency into the side and can bring the ball into attacking areas from deep.
He’s impressed as a right wing-back and continues to create chances and get balls into the box as much as possible for his teammates. Oxlade-Chamberlain could be key against Leicester this week. Arsenal are 3/5 to win against Leicester City in Wednesday’s Premier League meeting. Will Oxlade-Chamberlain feature?