This morning’s blog ruffled a few feathers. The jist of it was that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is no better now than he was at Arsenal.
One comparison I made was to Aaron Ramsey. That Ramsey’s 7 goals is superior to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 5. This then led to my mind wandering on Twitter:
“But it is not just goals” was what came back from a lot of people. Indicating that whilst Oxlade-Chamberlain might not score any more goals than a Spanish left-back, he add plenty more on the pitch to make up for it.
“Really” I thought. Let us then compare the pair of them over the attributes that a top central midfielder will have. Goals, assists, passing & tackling.
So there we have it.
Aaron Ramsey is clearly the superior player (this is not exactly breaking news) and were Oxlade-Chamberlain still at Arsenal, he would still be on the bench (like he is for 50% of Liverpool’s games).
Enjoy the game tonight.