Midfield stars vows to bounce back from injury.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has vowed to come back swinging and fight for his place in the team following his recovery from the injury that ruled him out on England’s World Cup campaign, talkSPORT reports.
It’s been a difficult 12 months for the 20-year-old, who missed the beginning of last season with a knee ligament problem, and after returning to form over the new year, was also absent from the club’s first trophy triumph in nine years.
A groin injury picked up in one of the pre-tournament friendlies before the tournament ruled him out of making any appearances at the World Cup.
However, he made a return to the side for the 3-0 Community Shield victory over Manchester City on Sunday, and has said that he is aware how difficult it will be to earn a spot in the side, though he will not shy away from the challenge.
“This is a big season for me personally,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.
“I’m coming back from the injury just before the World Cup and it’s more about getting my fitness back.
“There’s definitely more to come from me in that sense, I feel I’m lacking that bit of match fitness, but it will come.
“I’m just delighted to be fit and available to play and I’ll be training hard now to be able to complete for my place in the team.”
Having got the silverware monkey off their backs, Oxlade-Chamberlain also insisted Arsenal are keen to build on their success at the end of last season and enjoy another prosperous campaign.
He added: “It’s a big season for me, but it’s also a big season for all of us at Arsenal.
“We want to push on from our positive end to last season and the success of winning the FA Cup and carry it on this year.”
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