I’m still learning – Chamberlain

The 18-year-old, who is set to feature for England’s Under 21s

against Iceland on Thursday, has been tipped for a senior call-up

after catching the eye of Fabio Capello. Oxlade-Chamberlain has

made only four appearances for Arsenal this season as Wenger looks

to bed the youngster into the team. The former Southampton ace

admits he is working hard to impress Wenger, but he trusts the

Frenchman’s judgement in developing him as a player. “I think

there’s a lot more to come from me so I am just going to keep

working hard, keep learning in training and get some more

appearances to do well,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.

“It’s down to me at the end of the day, I’ve got to put pressure on

the boss to select me. I can only do that by training well and,

when I do get my chance, impress him. The boss has said it’s up to

me, he’s going to work with me the same way I have to with him.

“It’s a work in progress and I don’t think there’s any need to rush

into things. I trust the boss and he’s going to develop me in the

same way.” Oxlade-Chamberlain added: “I knew that when I signed

here it would be hard for me. “I was playing more week-in week-out

at Southampton and I knew that maybe in my first season I wouldn’t

get a lot of game time. “But I’m learning so much in training from

the likes of Robin van Persie and the rest of the boys – and the

manager as well. I’ve only had a few appearances but I’ve scored

two goals and I’m happy with that.”