After sending a statement of intent to Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger with an exceptional offensive performance against Greek-side Olympiakos in the Champions League, youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made it known that he wants to play against Spurs at the weekend.
The highly rated prospect had a great performance in his first competitive start in the Champions League and became the youngest English player to score in the competition’s history at 18 years and 44 days, eclipsing team-mate Theo Walcott who incidentally is the man he is competing with for a first-team spot.
Oxo, watched by his father in the recent Champions League tie, said:
My dad was was here and I’m sure he will be happy with that.
I’m definitely hoping to play Spurs this weekend. If I’m not aspiring to be in the squad then there is something wrong.
It is a hard squad to get into because we have some top-quality players in there and I have to keep working hard.
It is always nice to score your first goal in the Champions League, but the main thing was getting three points.
There definitely is potential of a big future ahead of the young Englishman at the Emirates, whether or not he gets some minutes against arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Hopefully he will continue to improve and eventually stake his claim on a first-team spot!