Oxlade-Chamberlain to make his claim for regular starting berth
Arsene Wenger is sure to shuffle his pack after a disastrous result in Milan on Wednesday, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the players likely to be recalled and given a chance to justify the 8/1 price for him to score first in their FA Cup trip to Sunderland.
The flying winger is still only 18, yet he has racked up an impressive four goals in fourteen appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, further enhancing the notion that 5/2 odds for him to score at any time are generous, and that Ladbrokes are taking a big risk in offering refunds on losing first scorer bets should ‘The Ox’ hit the net.
With little to no chance of Champions League progression, the FA Cup will be taken even more seriously by Wenger and his men, and many will lap up the 7/2 on offer for Robin Van Persie to get the opener.
For Sunderland, in-form Stephane Sessegnon poses a threat at 7/1 to notch first.