At 23, Oxlade-Chamberlain recognises the need for him to realise his potential, and says he has learnt some tough lessons since arriving at Arsenal.
“I'm the type of person that tends to care a lot about what people are saying and what people are thinking," he told arsenal.com. "I think as I've grown older I've learnt that you really can't please everyone.
“As I've got older, the pressure on myself and the expectations go up. You need to find a way to manage that the best for yourself and I'll be honest, it's not until recently, the last six months to a year or so, that I've fully got my head around how to go about that with dealing with people's expectations on me and my own expectations.
“It can be hard and I still think I'm quite young, I've just turned 23 and now it's focusing on how to push myself further and better myself as a player."