Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vows to improve next season

Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vows to improve next season after a disappointing campaign

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made 11 league starts for Arsenal this season Photo: Nike

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.

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