It’s not often teams win 6-0 in Champions League action, but Arsenal managed just that last night as they well and truly put Ludogorets Razgrad to the sword at the Emirates Stadium.
Some were fearful that the Bulgarian side – who held Liverpool to a draw during the 2014/15 season – would be a banana skin in waiting for Arsene Wenger, but a heroic performance from hat-trick hero Mesut Ozil was enough to secure a potentially vital win in terms of Group A goal difference for the Londoners.
Although the German playmaker nabbed the headlines, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s performance deserves notable praise…
The English winger was afforded a rare chance by Wenger and responded with a goal and assists from his flank. As well as his influence on the scoresheet, the 23-year-old completed 88% of his passes, created four chances and completed five take-ons over the 90 minutes, while also displaying his attacking intent through taking three shots at goal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Has now scored as many goals in the Champions League (3) as he has in the Premier League since the start of 2014/15
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 19, 2016