Oxlade-Chamberlain says that an England call-up is a great reward after months out.
On the opening day of the Premier League season Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a bad knee injury that kept the Englishman out for months.
It was a difficult time for the 20-year-old, as although the Gunners were performing well on the pitch the England international didn’t get a chance to become part of that success until January 13 2014.
However, since returning to the side Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in superb form and has also earned a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s national squad to play Denmark on Wednesday.
The midfield ace has revealed that’s it’s memories of featuring for the Three Lions that helped the Englishman through injury and has also bettered him as a player.
“It’s always an honour to get called up so nice to see my name in the squad. It’s a nice reward to be back,” Oxlade-Chamberlain was quoted by the Mirror.
“When you are injured for a long time. When you look back on moments of your career it’s always an inspiration to help you back.
“I’m not going to lie, I did have a few looks back at that moment [playing Brazil at the Maracana Stadium] and it kept me working hard – now I am back and fit and focused.
“For me, going to the Euros was a massive experience and it almost came as a surprise to see my name selected for that.
“It gave me a pedestal to push on with my Arsenal and England career.”
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