uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms Hector Bellerin's long-term injury Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that in-form defender Hector Bellerin will miss four weeks of football after suffering an ankle injury. The Spaniard will miss key Premier... - Read article
Arsene Wenger: This is how I will solve the Sanchez-Giroud dilemma Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud could play alongside each other this season. The Chilean has been in phenomenal form so far this season and the... - Read article

Arsenal Jersey
» News

Arsene Wenger: Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is playing with freedom and power


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's impressive progress is helping the player to play with more freedom and power, boss Arsene Wenger said.

The Englishman is slowly becoming one of the most important players for the Gunners as he was impressive against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal are second in the table having leapfrogged Liverpool with Chelsea still leading the table.

"He has made a lot of progress this season," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"He plays with a freedom and power. When he wins the ball in your half he has that power to get you out. I hope that continues for him.

"[As a whole] we can do better, there is still room for improvement.

"Certainly our percentage of chances converted was not the best. It is not in line with what we have done since the start of the season. Mainly in the second half.

"Ideally you want to kill teams off earlier. But I must say though that since the start of the season, the quality of our finishing compared to the chances we have created is quite good. Certainly much better than last year.

"We miss only 20 per cent of our chances this year."

Featured in article
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsene Wenger