By Chris Harris

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to repay Arsène Wenger with quality performances after being handed his full Premier League debut on Sunday.

The 18-year-old was one of Arsenal's brightest performers in the 2-1 defeat against Manchester United and capped an encouraging display with the assist for Robin van Persie's second-half equaliser.

Wenger has eased Oxlade-Chamberlain into the first-team picture since he joined the Club from Southampton last summer. And the teenager is determined to keep his place in the starting line-up.

"I was happy to get a start and obviously against opposition like Man United - it doesn't come any better than that," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.

"I guess it does [show Wenger has faith in him] and that is a positive for me to take away, having the boss' trust. I've got to make sure I repay that with my performances, working hard in training and when I'm on the pitch.

"Overall I was happy with my performance and happy to contribute to Robin's goal. It was positive for me and mentally it puts you in a good position.

"That can always change in football though - you can have one good game and the next game is a bad one. You've got to deal with the highs and the lows. It was a nice performance from me and I've got to make sure I keep my place now."

Watch the full interview with Alex on Arsenal Player.

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23 Jan 2012