Arsenal round-up: Arsene Wenger wants more from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Wenger's plea to Chamberlain

Arsene Wenger has admitted that first-team star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has to play with more freedom ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup meet with Tottenham Hotspur.

Wenger said that he wanted Chamberlain to play with more desire and is expected to give the England midfielder the chance to strut his stuff at White Hart Lane tonight.

The Frenchman also claimed that perhaps Chamberlain is too critical of himself sometimes - if that’s the case he’ll have no better stage than tonight upon which to perform.

"He is growing. You feel the evolution has a sense of responsibility," Wenger said, as per the Daily Telegraph.

"I think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain must believe more in himself. He must believe more in his talent and that will help him develop as a player.

"I think sometimes he is too critical of himself. I would like him to play with the freedom and express the desire of his talent.”

Gabriel 'naive'

In other news, former Spurs star Ledley King has had his say on Gabriel’s run-in with Diego Costa and, typically, Gunners fans aren’t going to like what’s been said.

King said Gabriel had been naive in the way he had handled the situation and described Costa as having been clever to engage the defender in such a manner.

Of course, his comments might be slightly confusing since Costa now has a three-game ban and Gabriel is effectively off the hook.

The Arsenal dossier

And finally to finish. The Daily Mirror is claiming that the reason Gabriel’s ban was overturned - the one from his ordeal with Costa - is because Arsenal compiled a dossier of evidence based around the Chelsea man’s ‘dirty tricks’.

It’s relayed that the north London club’s legal team assimilated information on Costa, including television footage, and it appears to have worked. Arsenal 1-0 Costa.

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