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Ox - I want more goals this season

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain relished his matchwinner in the Community Shield at Wembley - and he wants more of the same in the new season.

The England international's 13th goal for Arsenal was a memorable one, a fierce drive into the top corner against Chelsea, and it was enough to give the Gunners a significant win over one of their title rivals.

"I don't know about 'wondergoal' but it was really nice to see that one go in," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player after the game. "I got a goal in the Emirates Cup, and it's what I need to do this year, there's no doubting that and I'm not afraid to say that I need to score more goals.

"That's really positive going into the season because in the big games that's what it comes down to sometimes"

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

"I've set myself that target this year on a personal level so every time I'm on the pitch it's important that I try and contribute in some way and a goal or an assist is what I need to do. It was really nice to [score on Sunday] and as it's the winner it's that little bit more special.

"All-round we played really well," added Oxlade-Chamberlain. "We didn't play our best stuff with the ball, I think Chelsea deserve credit for that, they are a great defensive side, and they stopped us from playing at time.

"But we did enough, we defended really well as a team and kept them to minimal chances. That's really positive going into the season because in the big games that's what it comes down to sometimes.

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"I have absolute faith and confidence in this team and I think that can be shared throughout the squad. As a group of players we’ve been together for a good number of years, so there’s a real team spirit and sense of togetherness."

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates his goal

 

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