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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to impress the fans
Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has promised that he will excite the supporters this season.
The 19-year-old’s performances have forced his way into Roy Hodgson’s England side for Euro 2012 and he looks to continue these performances.
“You just have to look at somebody like [Lionel] Messi,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player. “Whenever I watch him play, I am expecting him to do something amazing.
“I like to take people on and be an exciting player, that is just my game. People expect you to be exciting all the time but sometimes you just have those matches where that side of the game is not coming off or you are working harder to defend for the team and keep it simple.
“Then some people might think ‘oh, he didn’t play well today’ because they are expecting you to take players on all the time.
“But everybody in the team has got massive expectations on them. Every time we step on to the pitch we are trying to do our best because we have a massive responsibility to try to get results.
“I wouldn’t say you think about it too much because it is all part of your job and you have to deal with it. More than anything, I put that expectation upon myself.”