By Joe Brewin

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he did not expect to be involved every week when he signed for the Club.

The 18-year-old has made an impressive start to life at Emirates Stadium, producing fine form for both club and country since joining in the summer from Southampton.

Oxlade-Chamberlain believes he is already recognising improvements in his own game - but he knows he has to be patient and wait for his opportunities.

“I have already noticed there are some parts of my game which I have to change, and playing against good defenders like I was against City, you are going to learn,” he said.

“I am just going to keep taking my opportunities and learn, then push onto the next opportunity.

“When I came here, I did not think I was going to jump into the squad straight away. Coming from Southampton, I was playing week in week out.

“Signing here, I knew I was not going to be involved as much. I would have been naive to think that

“But just being able to train with these players every day, listening to the manager and just being around Arsenal Football Club, I have learned so much since I have come here,” he added.

“I would not have changed anything for the world. All I can do is try my best to impress when I have got my chance, I just have to keep working hard and improving.”

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30 Nov 2011