By Joe Brewin
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not fazed by any of the hype that surrounds him.
The winger has produced flashes of brilliance for both club and country since his summer arrival from Southampton, prompting suggestions that he could force his way into the England squad for Euro 2012.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is aware of the speculation but he intends to take it in his stride and keep working hard.
“I just don't read too much into it at all,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know in myself what I want to achieve and it's nice that people do talk you up and give you hype but at the moment I'm not where I want to be.
“Until I get there I'm not going to pat myself on the back and I will just keep working until I get there.
“My personality is that I just take things in my stride, take things as they come and go along with it. I don't think into things too much, I just let them happen and take shape.
“As long as I stay focused on my goals and my aims I just let the rest take care of itself. I don't think you can be too fazed in certain situations because you just put yourself under added pressure and that's not going to help you in a positive way.”
Watch the full interview with Alex on Arsenal Player.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 30 Dec 2011