Oxlade-Chamberlain buoyed by England support

The Arsenal youngster is thrilled with the backing he has been given by his Three Lions team-mates and coaches, and the advice handed to him by senior squad members
England and Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has hailed the advice and support that he has been given by his international teammates.

The teenager starred in the Three Lions' comfortable 5-0 win over Moldova on Friday and is hoping to have done enough to face Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

"I get endless advice on all sorts of things offensively and attacking," the 19-year-old told the Daily Mirror. "It's more team, tactical advice. Not being as experienced as everyone else, they can always help me out on that side of the game and then everyone just says: 'When you get in the attacking third, do your stuff'.

"That gives me the license to know they are backing me and have confidence in me to let off the handbrake and do what I can do.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past 12 months since moving to Arsenal from Southampton, bursting into the Gunners' first team before making an impression on the international front, featuring at Euro 2012 for England, but the midfielder insists that he is only getting started.

"I've got a long way to go, so I just make sure I work hard and take every training session and game day by day, and push on from there," he added.

"This is just the start of my career and I've got to keep working very hard day in, day out to keep making sure I get in the team. It's not going to be easy for me, but I need to try to make it happen.

"I try to be very hard working, but when I get on the pitch I just rely on my ability and trust in myself. That's all I can do."

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