Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vows to improve next season
Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vows to improve next season after a disappointing campaign
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has vowed to improve next season after an “up and down” campaign for the Arsenal forward.
The 19-year-old scored once in 11 Premier League starts for the Gunners as he struggled to hold down a regular spot in Arsene Wenger’s side.
But the England international, who joined in a £12m deal from Southampton in 2011, says he has learnt a lot over the course of the past 12 months which will benefit him next season.
“It has been an up and down season for me but I have learnt a lot,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.
“No-one knew what to expect from me in my first season at Arsenal and everything I did was a bonus. This season people expect you to continue in the same way, and so did I.
“I have made a few steps forward in certain areas of my game, and had a few set-backs that have helped me to learn.
“But I am happy with how my season has gone, and the way we finished with Arsenal. I’m really looking forward to next season.
“I’m still young and every day I am involved with either Arsenal or England will help. I have to ensure I keep working hard and hopefully things will go well for me.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored six goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal after completing a move to The Emirates in 2011.