By Chris Harris
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he is a "work in progress" but he is happy with what he's achieved so far with Arsenal.
The summer signing from Southampton has been an instant hit at Emirates Stadium after scoring on his first two starts for the first team - against Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup and Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Oxlade-Chamberlain also has an England Under-21 hat-trick to his name this season but he did not scale the same heights on his last club appearance against Bolton in the Carling Cup.
That served as a reminder that the 18-year-old has plenty of room for improvement and Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to put in some hard graft.
"I think there's a lot more to come from me so I am just going to keep working hard, keep learning in training and get some more appearances to do well," he told Arsenal Player.
"It's down to me at the end of the day, I've got to put pressure on the boss to select me. I can only do that by training well and, when I do get my chance, impress him. The boss has said it's up to me, he's going to work with me the same way I have to with him.
"It's a work in progress and I don't think there's any need to rush into things. I trust the boss and he's going to develop me in the same way.
"I knew that when I signed here it would be hard for me," added Oxlade-Chamberlain. "I was playing more week-in week-out at Southampton and I knew that maybe in my first season I wouldn't get a lot of game time.
"But I'm learning so much in training from the likes of Robin van Persie and the rest of the boys - and the manager as well. I've only had a few appearances but I've scored two goals and I'm happy with with that."
The full interview with Alex is now available on Arsenal Player.Copyright 2014 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 9 Nov 2011