Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eager to return to pre-season training

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that he cannot wait to get back to training with the rest of his teammates.

Arsenal stepped up their preparations for the 2014-15 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Boreham Wood at Meadow Park on Saturday.

A large number of first-team regulars were absent for the pre-season friendly match as they are still on summer holidays (click here to read more).

One of the players yet to return to training for the Gunners is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was part of England’s 23-man 2014 World Cup squad.

The 20-year-old attacker will return in the coming days and he has stated that he cannot wait to reunite with his teammates, posting the following video on Instagram along with the message: 'Working hard, getting them last few runs in before pre season starts for me. Can't wait to get back into it now'.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is considered as one of the most promising players to have emerged in England in recent years, but his progress has been hampered by injuries.

The youngster joined Arsenal from Southampton in the summer of 2011 and, when fit and given the chances, has exhibited his quality.

The England international suffered with groin problems in 2013-14, but his final end-of-season stats in the Premier League given his limited appearances were not that bad.

  Goal AssistGoalsTotal PassAccurate PassSuccessful Final Third PassesFinal Third EntriesAppsMins
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 2 330 266 102 53 14 523

Oxlade-Chamberlain is unlikely to be playing week in and week out for Arsenal in the upcoming 2014-15 season, but he will certainly be a player to watch out for.

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