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'Oxlade-Chamberlain is playing like a prime Pirlo' - Arsenal fans react to midfielder's stunning showing

3:33 PM EST 1/28/17
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The former Southampton player was compared to more than one legendary midfielder as he put in an excellent performance in the middle of the park


Arsenal fans were left in awe on Saturday not just by the team's 5-0 trouncing of Southampton in the FA Cup, but also the performance of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The player nicknamed 'The Ox' was deployed in central midfield as Steve Bould stepped in for the suspended Arsene Wenger, and had an excellent game for the Gunners.

Arsenal fans showed their appreciation on Twitter, with some comparing the 23-year-old England international to midfield legends Andrea Pirlo and Xavi.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has made just eight Premier League starts this season, but his cup performance will give Wenger and Bould plenty to consider ahead of Tuesday's clash with Watford.