Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrated his two goal, match winning performance against Crystal Palace by using the word ‘nice’. A lot.
Speaking to Sky after the game, he told the reported, “It was really nice to get a start, and good to get a run out in midfield. It’s nice that the boss has faith in me in there. We knew if we kept up the tempo we’d get the chances, and we did.
“In the first half it was my duty to make more runs, but I didn’t really do that. I want to add more goals to my game so it’s nice to get them.
“It’s always an amazing feeling to score, especially at the Emirates, and it’s nice to help the team.”
Asked about being deployed in an unfamiliar midfield role, he said, “It’s nice to play in midfield with the players we have. Mikel, Santi, Mesut. The main thing is the team though, we had to get three points, the defence did well, and Wojciech made some great saves.
“We’ve got a lot of hard fixtures coming up, so we’ll take it one step at a time. We’ll put this behind us, take the positives, and it’s nice to get the win.”
The Ox also showed his comedy stylings when asked by the Sky reporter if he’d be watching the ‘big game’ tomorrow night.
“Who’s playing?”, he asked, with all sincerity. Beautiful (see the Vine here).