Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has lifted the lid on the most embarrassing moment of his football career – and it’s a memory Arsenal fans won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Cast your minds back to March 22 2014. Chelsea were hosting Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle put the Blues 2-0 in front after seven minutes and the Gunners were staring down the barrel of yet another Premier League thumping.
Unsurprisingly, things got much worse for Arsene Wenger’s men, with the game ending 6-0 to Chelsea. But the result was largely overshadowed by referee Andre Marriner’s howler in the 15th minute as he gave Kieran Gibbs his marching orders after mistaking the defender for Oxlade-Chamberlain. While Marriner arguably had the more humiliating afternoon, Liverpool’s summer signing Oxlade-Chamberlain insists it’s his most embarrassing moment to date.
‘I thought I was [Gianluigi] Buffon in goal at Stamford Bridge and I tipped the ball around the post. Then Kieran Gibbs got sent off instead of me,’ Oxlade-Chamberlain explained.
‘I went to the referee to try and tell him it was me but it was mistaken identity. He didn’t want to know.
‘That was pretty embarrassing.’ Just think how Marriner must have felt, Ox…