By Reece Dixon
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain registered another impressive performance in his new found right-wing-back position at The Emirates Cup.
The Englishman threatened particularly in the second half of Sunday’s Emirates Cup match with Sevilla, including setting up Alexandre Lacazette’s equaliser.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been the subject of summer interest, but on Sunday demonstrated just why Arsenal need to keep hold of him.
Both Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly targeting the winger and most recently Stoke have entered the chase.
The Ox began taking steps to fulfilling his potential after a fine season last term – particularly after Arsene Wenger adopted the 3-4-3 formation. The England international excelled at right-wing-back, keeping Hector Bellerin out of the side in the process.
With less than one year to run on his final contract, Ox could leave on a free next summer.
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to praise the winger for his impressive Emirates Cup display and plead he stays with the club.
— AA1992 (@Gunner19923) July 30, 2017
The Ox's running power is simply mesmeric. Would be mad not to tie him up long term
— Shaz (@MysticMO11) July 30, 2017
The Ox was MOTM by a mile & deserves to start ahead of Bellerin. Selling him would be a huge mistake, just can't let it happen
— Miss.G.Ooner (@essexbird_82) July 30, 2017
Oxlade chamberlain & Kolasinac on both flanks… I can't lie that's scaring a lot of fullbacks this season big strong quick tanks
— Luder Hendrix (@KayLuder) July 30, 2017
We can't thank Perrie Edwards enough for what ever she's done to Ox.
— Man Like Mesut (@_ManLikeMesut) July 30, 2017
Hard to see where Bellerin sits in this new-look Arsenal. Love the player but Ox putting him to shame as RWB
— jord (@jordansmith26) July 30, 2017
Ox suits wingback so well. So few players can destroy a fullback like that from a standing start.
— Oscar (@Reunewal) July 30, 2017