By Rob Kelly
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists he is only concentrating on starring for Arsenal - despite calls for him to be selected in England’s Euro 2012 squad.
The 18-year-old has delivered a number of eye-catching displays this season and has been tipped by some observers for inclusion in the national team squad this summer.
While Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he would love the opportunity to head to Poland and Ukraine, he remains fully focused on ending the Premier League season in style.
“It would be very nice [to be involved] but I don't get too far ahead of myself or get carried away,” he told Arsenal Player.
“My main focus is to see the end of the season out with Arsenal and help us do as well as we can. We have a long way to go to get a Champions League spot and hopefully top three as well. It would be very nice, but one step at a time is the way to go.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain is excited about some of the young stars forcing their way into the England squad, and believes they have the quality to win Euro 2012.
“We have a lot of really good players in this country and a lot of experienced players,” he said. “The fact that [the younger players] are pushing on already and are in the England squad, while playing week in week out in the Premier League, can only be good.
“There are a lot of good teams like Spain and Holland, but you have to say England have what it takes to get to the final and even win it.”
Watch the full interview with Alex on Arsenal Player.