Oxlade-Chamberlain targeting more goals for Arsenal next season

The winger scored the winner in the Community Shield against Chelsea and is targeting more next year.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told the club’s official website he is targeting more goals next season.

The England man scored the winner in Sunday’s Charity Shield clash against Chelsea, with a powerful left-footed strike finding its way into the top corner past Thibaut Courtois to seal victory.

While that goal gave them a significant victory over their rivals ahead of the new season, it was only Chamberlain’s 13th for Arsenal, and he says he is targeting more next season.

“I’m not afraid to say that I need to score more goals,” he told arsenal.com.

"I've set myself that target this year on a personal level so every time I'm on the pitch it's important that I try and contribute in some way and a goal or an assist is what I need to do.”

A real togetherness in the Arsenal squad

The winger has also praised the squad’s togetherness and team spirit ahead of the new season.

The Gunners are looking extremely confident after winning their second successive FA Cup at the end of last season, as well as being one of Europe’s in form sides in the second half of the last campaign.

They have now added the Community Shield to their recent trophy haul, while also banishing the hoodoo that Jose Mourinho held over them with their victory on Sunday afternoon.

And Chamberlain says he has absolute faith and confidence in this team going into next season.

"I have absolute faith and confidence in this team and I think that can be shared throughout the squad,” he added.

“As a group of players we’ve been together for a good number of years, so there’s a real team spirit and sense of togetherness."

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