By Joe Brewin

Arsenal can ease the pressure on Robin van Persie when they share goals around the team, according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The captain has 33 in all competitions this season but has not netted in the past two fixtures. It hasn’t made any difference to Arsenal’s fortunes though with the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna and Mikel Arteta weighing in with crucial strikes to propel Arsène Wenger’s side into third place.

No team in the Premier League can boast as many different scorers as Arsenal this term and Oxlade-Chamberlain says that is a positive sign.

“Robin has been the main man for goals this season, he is a fantastic player and we see it week in, week out,” the youngster told Arsenal Player.

“But the fact that we can bring goals from other areas of the pitch and from different boys does help to take the pressure of him. That will in turn help him relax and play the way he wants to play, and he will end up scoring anyway.

“It has been good, especially with people like Thomas [Vermaelen] scoring from the back. It always helps to score from other areas of the pitch so long may it continue.”

Watch the full interview with Alex on Arsenal Player now.

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30 Mar 2012