Awful stats will raise concerns over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s lack of progress at Arsenal

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These worrying stats make dire reading for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arsenal supporters alike.

The England international did not score or assist a single Premier League goal throughout 2015.

He had a couple of injury layoffs last year, but still managed to make 22 top-flight appearances.

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A stronger indication of his concerning lack of progress is the fact that he has not managed more than two league goals in any of his five seasons since joining the Gunners from Southampton in 2011.

Yes, the 22-year-old has plenty of time to improve, but it would be fair to say that he is yet to reach the potential which persuaded Arsene Wenger to shell out £15m on him – fee reported by BBC Sport.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will hope that 2016 is a breakthrough the year for him, but it did not start well.

Although Arsenal beat Newcastle United 1-0 to stay top of the table, the midfielder was hooked on 68 minutes after failing to make an impact. Laurent Koscielny scored the winner four minutes later.

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