Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has set himself the personal target of netting more goals this season after bagging the winner against Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, he told Arsenal Player.
The 21-year-old looked sharp throughout pre-season and despite entering his fifth Premier League season with us, he’s yet to show the potential which prompted Wenger to part with a considerable fee to land him as a 17-year-old.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is still young, but the wealth of experience he has accumulated over the past few years means that he’s ahead of other players across Europe in his age bracket.
When analysing his natural ability, it is a surprise that Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t among the goals more and he is keen to address that this season.
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“I got a goal in the Emirates Cup, and it’s what I need to do this year, there’s no doubting that and I’m not afraid to say that I need to score more goals,” he told our in-house media channel.
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“I’ve set myself that target this year on a personal level so every time I’m on the pitch it’s important that I try and contribute in some way and a goal or an assist is what I need to do.”
With the intense competition we have in our squad, especially in the wide positions, Oxlade-Chamberlain will definitely need to add an extra dimension to his game in order to give Wenger a headache.
If The Ox can add goals to his game, the sky’s the limit for him.