Arsenal put up a mediocre performance by their own standards in their 1-1 draw against Tottenham in the North London derby on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the fans have directed their frustration towards the performance of some players with Oxlade-Chamberlain taking the most bashing.
The winger came off the bench for Theo Walcott with 20 minutes of regular time remaining but the Englishman failed to make any significant impact on the game.
The North London club had their chances to establish a comfortable lead even before Tottenham’s equaliser. However, the players who have been inspiring the Gunners through this unbeaten streak haven’t turned up and it was visible in the second half.
Wenger made some aggressive changes by bringing on Giroud, Ramsey and Chamberlain to increase the tempo. However, except for a chance or two, the impact that the French boss was expecting from the substitutes didn’t come.
However targeting a player for the collective failure of the team is not something fans should do. He was definitely poor and misplaced many passes, but he was only on the pitch for about 20 minutes and making an impact every time you are brought on, is a herculean task.
It has been his most productive season in an Arsenal shirt, so it would be great if fans maintain some patience, before jumping onto conclusions.
Here are the reactions:
Include Ramsey in that bashing list.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey are both trash! I don't want to see such abysmal players ever again in our club. #afc
— Oduaski_AFC (@oduaski) November 6, 2016
Oxlade Chamberlain is Sunderland quality
— Luk3 (@Luk3_AFC) November 6, 2016
He is definitely one of the most talented.
Oxlade Chamberlain really needs to sort out his act. He's becoming one of the most wasted talents in football.
— Matty (@AfcFarman) November 6, 2016
He has started the season well though.
Oxlade Chamberlain was very poor today. Struggle to see him ever being good enough for this team.
— AFC Sigma (@AFC_Sigma) November 6, 2016
It was definitely an off day.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been absolutely dreadful since coming on. Big fan, but he has been off it today, badly #AFC
— Adam Peterson (@Amish_Thunder) November 6, 2016
Oxlade-Chamberlain's passing has been woeful since he came on. #AFC
— Chris Lowres (@chrislowres92) November 6, 2016
We remember that!
Worst cameo appearance by the Ox since that time Eboue went off crying
— Brian McNaney (@Macco4) November 6, 2016
Absolutely disgraceful. Never want to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in an Arsenal shirt again. Worst performance I've ever seen.
— Xhamsey. (@FootyHipstar) November 6, 2016
Iwobi too had a sort of a bad game.
I thought Iwobi was poor. Well…yes but that was until I saw Oxlade Chamberlain. Dude came on to play against us in the last 20 minutes.
— I'm Bada By Far! (@BadaAkintundeJ) November 6, 2016
This one got it right
I see the Ox is today's scapegoat, although all the subs didn't add anything. Players weren't clinical.
— Zac Morgans (@zacmorgans) November 6, 2016
You're telling me Joel Campbell and Serge Gnabry were considered worse options than the Ox?
— Hiten. (@HitenPatel13) November 6, 2016
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