Alex Oxlade Chamberlain made his 100th appearance for the club as The Gunners registered a convincing 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night. The win ensured that Arsene Wenger’s side booked a place in the knock out stages of the Champions League for the 12th consecutive season.
Chamberlain made his debut for Arsenal back in August 2011 at Old Trafford as an 18-year old and has since scored 11 times in 100 appearances.
Speaking ahead of his 100th appearance, The Ox revealed that he was not even aware of the milestone he was about to achieve.
“That would be really nice, I didn’t know about that,” Alex says in tonight’s matchday programme. “When I came to the club my target was to play as much as I can, and be a successful part of the club and become part of history here.”
The England international is the most consistently featured player in Arsene Wenger’s side, having played in every single game in all competitions this season.
Surprisingly, The Ox admitted that he is yet to score an away goal for Arsenal.
“One thing I do need to achieve soon is to score an away goal,” he adds. “It’s a strange one, but all my goals have been at the Emirates so far. Maybe I just feel too much at home here!”
He however revealed that he’s working on it to get it off his back sooner rather than later.
Don’t you worry Ox, you have everything it takes to get on the score sheet at The Hawthorns on Saturday.