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Football: Oxlade-Chamberlain fires Arsenal back to top

Published on Feb 3, 2014 6:18 AM
 
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrating his goal against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League match at the Emirates stadium in London, on Feb 2, 2014. Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice as Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory. -- PHOTO: REUTERS  

LONDON (AFP) - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice as Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Feb 2, 2014.

With previous leaders Manchester City hosting Chelsea on Monday, Arsene Wenger's team had an opportunity to regain top spot and, thanks to Oxlade-Chamberlain's first goals of the season, they seized it.

The midfielder, 20, was making just his second league start of the campaign after missing the first five months of it with a knee problem.

And with Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey out through injury, Wenger had brought in Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow to boost his midfield options.

 
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