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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is keeping his feet on the ground, despite his meteoric rise
Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has outlined areas of his game where he needs to improve and has pinpointed his defensive work.
The 18-year-old burst onto the scene last year and went to Euro 2012 with England and even started in the opener against France.
Despite a meteoric rise, the forward has areas that he wants to improve on.
“There are always lots of errors he [Arsène Wenger] speaks to me about,” admitted Oxlade-Chamberlain. “He wants to fine-tune my whole game and make me a better player.
“I think I have to be more assertive defensively to be a better player. I will hold my hands up for that. It is not a natural side of my game - defending.
“But it is equally as important, particularly when you are playing in the team and especially in a league like the Premier League.
“So I have to work on defending and I think I have improve on that. That is the main aim. And more crosses, more shots and more goals.
“You know, I am still a fairly new Arsenal player and I am still learning the Arsenal way.
“I will keep putting my own spin on it, as well. I am really looking forward to the start of the season.”