Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a difficult season at Arsenal

By Dominic Toner

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has claimed that Arsenal must make “amends” in their next match following their opening-day defeat.

Arsenal suffered a 4-3 setback to Liverpool in a Premier League thriller on Sunday and were blown away by three goals in 14 second-half minutes from the visitors.

Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on his Instagram page on his 23rd birthday that he was “gutted” by the result against Liverpool and looked forward to getting a win against Leicester next weekend.

Gutted with yesterday’s result. Tough start to the season, we have to make amends next weekend #afc

A photo posted by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (@alexoxchamberlain) on Aug 15, 2016 at 4:14am PDT

Arsene Wenger used Oxlade-Chamberlain as a second-half substitute against Liverpool and he made an immediate impact with his first goal of the season to cut the deficit to just two goals at the time.

The winger controlled the ball in the wide area before cutting inside two defenders and powering the ball past Simon Mignolet.

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Wenger favoured Theo Walcott and youngster Alex Iwobi to start in the wide positions but Oxlade-Chamberlain will be aiming to force his way into the side that travels to champions Leicester in their next game.

The Gunners attacker has long been tipped as the next big thing in England, but injury has so far wrecked his career with a knee problem sustained in February ruling him out of the remainder of the Gunners’ campaign as well as the chance of appearing for England in the European Championships.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was snapped up from Southampton in 2011 and has made 150 appearances in an Arsenal shirt.

In other Arsenal team news, Wenger has identified the player who emerged as a positive after the Liverpool defeat.