Chamber the cartridge! Oxlade-Chamberlain is gunning for great 2012
Arsenal”s teenage sensation Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is gearing up for a starring role in 2012.
The youngster is delighted with how things turned out for him in 2011, but knows there are bigger and better things to come for him in the year ahead.
“I’m looking forward to 2012 and hopefully it can bring good things for this club and for me personally,” said the 18-year-old.
“It’s been exciting for me this year joining Arsenal, I’ve loved every minute of it so far and I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Great: Oxlade-Chamberlain has enjoyed 2011
Hopeful: but the Arsenal youngster thinks there will be better things to come
Oxlade-Chamberlain made his Premier League and Champions League debuts this year, managing two goals in six appearances for the Gunners.
The tricky winger says he has benefited hugely from his manager Arsene Wenger”s advice, and knows he will keep developing under his tutelage.
“The stuff he says to me, to the team just makes so much sense,” he said.
“It’s just little things like that you can always pick up stuff.
“The main thing he’s said to me is that I’ve got the ability to play at this level and it’s just how much I want it. That just sums it up for me really.
“I know I just have to keep working hard, get my head down and keep pushing to put pressure on him to select me.
“It’s encouraging to hear him say that to me because it’s always good advice. If it’s criticism, it’s always constructive and I do go away and listen.
“My relationship with him since I’ve been here has been very good, the same with Pat Rice too. I’m still young and I’m learning.”