Oxlade-Chamberlain starts for England vs. France
England coach Roy Hodgson has handed attacking midfielder Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain a surprise start for Monday’s European
Championship Group D match against France.
The 18-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is the son of former
England winger Mark Chamberlain, impressed for Arsenal this season
with his marauding runs, nonstop energy, excellent dribbling and
his tracking back.
Oxlade-Chamberlain makes only his third appearance for England,
and his second start.
He came on as a late substitute against Norway in May and then
started the home game against Belgium earlier this month.
His athletic presence should help England’s defense cope with
France’s attacking fullbacks.