Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores magnificent solo goal against Chivas

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a contender for the best goal of his career so far against Lens just over a week ago.

The Arsenal winger pulled off a lob over Nicolas Douchez that even Lionel Messi would have been proud of.

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain may have scored an even better goal in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Chivas Guadalajara last night. (Scroll down this page to watch it).


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The England international, who has failed to hold down a regular place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up over the past few seasons, picked the ball up on the right wing before skipping past one defender.

He then pulled off a stunning skill to beat another - you could describe it as a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque ‘chop’ - before beautifully rolling the ball with his left foot past the Chivas goalkeeper Jose Rodriguez.

Video: Oxlade-Chamberlain's solo goal

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s teammates ran over to him in celebration and, from the footage, Chuba Akpom appears to say ‘What a f*****g goal’ - although professional lip readers might disagree.

Better than his goal v Lens?

Nevertheless, it was a stunning goal - possibly even better than his effort against Lens.

Arsenal record a 3-1 win

Arsenal beat their Mexican opponents 3-1 thanks to goals from summer signing Rob Holding, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Akpom.

Angel Zaldivar pulled a goal back for Chivas from the penalty spot, but that wasn’t enough to take the shine off an impressive team display by Arsene Wenger’s men.

Next up for the Gunners is a match against Viking on Friday. That’s followed by a showpiece friendly against Manchester City two days later.

Arsenal begin their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a tough match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 14.

Six days later they take on the English champions, Leicester City, at the King Power Stadium.

Can the Gunners win the title?

Wenger’s men are currently the bookmakers’ fourth favourites to win the Premier League title behind Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, fans are understandably concerned about the lack of transfer market activity this summer.

Wenger splashed out £34 million on the Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, while Holding arrived for an undisclosed fee from Bolton Wanderers, but those two signings alone are unlikely to turn the Gunners into genuine title contenders.

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