Arsenal’s Chamberlain wants World Cup place

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is aiming to build on his return to the Arsenal team by claiming a place in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup, Sky Sports has reported.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was injured on the opening day of the season and missed the first five months of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. “To get a serious injury on the first day of the season after all the hard preparation work of the summer was obviously frustrating and hugely disappointing,” Chamberlain said.

“But the way the boys have been playing this season inspired me to work hard on my rehab and get back as soon as possible.”

The winger now wants to feature in the Premier League run-in and from there, play under Roy Hodgson in Brazil.

“It’s a huge year for us and I’m determined to play my part in the run-in and hopefully add something different to the team,” he added. “And, of course, at the end of the season there is the possibility of going to the World Cup with England, which is another thing motivating me.”

The 20-year-old has 13 caps for the Three Lions since making his senior debut in May 2012. Oxlade-Chamberlain went to Euro 2012 and has scored three times for England.

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