Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would welcome Arsenal contract talks

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he would welcome the prospect of opening discussions with Arsenal over a new deal

The Sport Review staff
By    
alex oxlade-chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted four goals in 26 games for Arsenal last season Photo: Nike

alex oxlade-chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he would be delighted to discuss the possibility of signing a contract extension at Arsenal after an impressive first year at The Emirates.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Gunners in a £12m deal from Southampton last summer, produced a number of eye-catching displays for the north Londoners as he made 26 appearances, netting four goals and notching up three assists.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European championship, where he made he first senior start for the Three Lions in the group game against France.

And although the Arsenal winger says he has not put too much thought into the prospect of extending his current Gunners deal, Oxlade-Chamberlain would be happy to open talks about a new contract at The Emirates.

“I haven’t given it too much thought, but if Arsenal want to sit down and talk about that, that’s really good because I’m really enjoying my time at Arsenal,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told a news conference on Tuesday.

“I’m planning on being there for a while, but right now I’m focusing on playing for England. Then, when I get back I’ll be focusing on getting in the Arsenal team again.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was speaking to the media ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Friday, admits he is relishing the chance to stake his claim for a regular spot in Hodgson’s side ahead of the 2016 World Cup in Brazil.

“We approach every game in the same way whether it is Brazil or Moldova,” he added. “We will be looking to win. I know it’s going to be tough, it’s the international stage. I’m looking forward to it and if I get the shout to play I’ll be ready.

“You can never rest on your laurels. I have to keep working hard at Arsenal and getting into these squads. Being at Euro 2012 inspired me. There is a responsibility on everyone but I think there are goals all over the team.

“I don’t think there is too much pressure on one individual position.”

Get 4/1 enhanced odds on Man United to beat Zorya. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

Slideshow
The Sport Review
12 young Arsenal players who fans should get excited about
Slideshow
The Sport Review
Neymar: 20 photos of Barcelona striker’s beautiful sister
The Sport Review
Top 30 highest-paid Premier League players: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Real Madrid player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale earn?
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Barcelona player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez earn?
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
15 Chelsea January transfer targets: Di Maria, Hazard, Lukaku, Verratti and more
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Photo: Lucas Perez celebrates hat-trick with Arsenal duo on flight home
The Sport Review
IPTL 2016: Ana Ivanovic ends injury-marred 2016 with return to court in Singapore
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp tells Liverpool to make these two signings in January