Chelsea legend Lampard explains what Arsenal youngster must work on

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Arsenal talent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be moved to a central position, according to Manchester City midfielder.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a 21-year-old renowned for his positional versatility, can enjoy a successful career as a central attack-minded midfielder according to Manchester City loan star and legendary Chelsea ex-pro Frank Lampard.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was named amongst the substitutes's bench for England's 5-0 rout over San Marino in the European Championship qualifying round at Wembley Stadium but, when he did come on the pitch, he made an immediate impact.

The top Gunner retrieved possession in a determined duel with the opposition before providing the assist for the third goal, as two Arsenal stars linked up superbly, with Danny Welbeck finishing off the move.

Whilst he was deployed on the right hand side by England manager Roy Hodgson, Lampard believes his future is in the middle.

"He has got pace and ability on the ball," said Lampard in the Sky Sports studio.

"When you see someone like him coming into a game, he’ll have a few shots and arrive in the box and it all changes and goes up a notch.

"I quite like him centrally because he can get more on the ball centrally. In those areas he is really dangerous because he is running at centre-halves and back fours from a central position."

Lampard then offered the Arsenal star some advice: "He is going to have to work on his game defensively because against good teams he is going to have to make sure he does the other work.

"He has got the fitness levels and will learn that game. I like him there. Arsene Wenger has flirted with putting him there and that could be a long-term role for him."

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