Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain highlights where he can improve for Arsenal

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

The winger has responded positively to his manager's comments about self-belief affecting his development.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted the one area he must look to work on for the Gunners.

Chamberlain has endured a difficult last few years, with a series of injuries having curtailed his progress, which up until that point had been flying.

He was impressing heavily for England in their run up to the World Cup in 2014 before an injury saw him miss the tournament and a vast majority of last season as well.

Those set backs have obviously affected his self confidence, and he believes that is the one area he must look to improve in for Arsene Wenger’s side.

“I’m quite critical of myself and I try to demand quite high standards of myself,” he told

“Sometimes maybe that can work in a negative fashion. That’s something that I need to work on. Self-belief is obviously a massive part of the game. I might need to start showing that I believe in myself a bit more around [the boss].”

Taking Wenger comments on board in future 

Self-confidence is clearly something that Oxlade Chamberlain believes he needs to improve, and his manager Wenger also thinks the same.

Speaking last week, the Gunners boss said that he felt the winger’s development was being undermined by his lack of self-belief, labeling this season as a vital one for him, according to the Guardian.

And rather than being annoyed by his manager’s public criticism, Chamberlain agrees and says he will be taking the advice on board in future.

“It’s definitely something for me to take on board and look to improve on,” he added.

“It’s a valid point and we’ve just been talking about Alexis Sanchez there, and that’s someone who has massive self-belief and he shows that every week. Quite often that results in positive performance with good end products and good results.”

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