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It would be fair to say Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain isn't having the best of times at the moment.
Having turned down a lucrative new contract at Arsenal, he got his big £35 million move to Liverpool, and though it's early days, it's really not worked out thus far.
Since leaving for Anfield, he's made seven appearances, tasting victory just once. He has only made one start against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, where he had an absolute nightmare in a 2-0 defeat.
Restricted to bit-part cameos at club level, his inclusion in the starting XI for the World Cup qualifier with Slovenia on Thursday came as a real surprise to fans, with plenty of reactions coming in on social media.
The 24-year old desperately needed a good performance but unfortunately it just wasn't the case, as the Southampton youth product endured another tough night.
To be fair to him, no-one in particular shone for England it was a dismal display at Wembley, however 'Ox', making his 30th appearance for his country, was again below-par and played like someone struggling for form and confidence at the moment.
And one moment really summed up his situation at the moment,
"Ox leaving the field. He's not had a great month"- Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) October 5, 2017
*picture cuts to Ox spitting on himself* :joy: pic.twitter.com/EuPFYdqLGJ
The former Arsenal man, playing on the right flank, had a difficult night's work and it was completely summed up by him attempting to spit on the pitch in frustration - something you see on a regular basis from footballers.
Yet somehow, he managed to secrete saliva on himself. To make matter's worse, footage of the spit fail was shown live on Television, at the exact same moment Clive Tyldesley uttered the words, "It hasn't been the best of month for him".
Social media ripped into Oxlade-Chamberlain, even if it was the best dribble he did all game:
HAHAHA fuck me, Oxlade-Chamberlain can't even spit properly
- Jamie (@Jamieladc) October 5, 2017
oxlade chamberlain can't even spit without making a mess out of it
- Tøm (@livingjoke) October 5, 2017
Oxlade Chamberlain is so shit he went to spit and ended up dribbling all over himself.
- Jack (@JS1994) October 5, 2017
Oxlade-chamberlain has literally just spat on himself....can't even spit properly. Wow
- Jamie Evans (@Evans707) October 5, 2017
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain's misplaced spit pretty much sums up England's night #ENGSLO
- Jack W Fenwick (@Jack_W_Fenwick) October 5, 2017
watching Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fail to spit before being subbed was quite something
- RollTheBones (@tom_bellingham) October 5, 2017
"Not been a successful month for him", cut to Oxlade-Chamberlain, struggling to even successfully spit on the floor. Yep.
- Chris Curtis (@chriscurtis90) October 5, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just spat all over himself and has been substituted. No right to play for England if you can't spit properly!
- Baggiesman (@sybilsdad) October 5, 2017
England change looks like he is coming off...Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't had the best of months *manages to spit on himself on camera* :joy:
- Peter Dunford (@peter_dunford) October 5, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain even failed at distributing spit to the ground successfully #ENGSLO
- Grant Yardley (@GJYardley) October 5, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain tried to spit as the sub warms up, but makes a mess of it. Still his best dribble of the match ffs
- Nik Reeves-McLaren (@AcadeNik) October 5, 2017
Oxlade Chamberlain can't even direct his own spit let alone a pass. https://t.co/o4aiHWnL2B
- On Me Head Son! (@Danielfloyd1981) October 5, 2017
Almost immediately after the unfortunate misplaced spit, Oxlade-Chamberlain was replaced by Jesse Lingard in the 64th minute and kicked some water bottles in anger.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took his frustrations out by kicking a water bottle when he came off. It went wide... pic.twitter.com/UQCkUwD7DV
- Gooner Nick (@NickVann1987) October 5, 2017
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