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Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain: AC Milan performance was a dream

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits playing in their famous Champions League win over AC Milan was a "dream".

The Ox was outstanding against mighty Milan as the Gunners went close to one of the biggest upsets in the elite competition.

"It was a dream yes, but it was also a bit nerve-wracking because I haven't played there since Under-18s football I think," he told Arsenal.com. "It is where I have grown up though so it was nice to go back there.

"I think my Dad was more excited about me playing in that game than any other because he thinks I am going to drift into central midfield more as I grow older.

"It was nice to play there, I just knew I had to work hard and do other bits of my game. Sometimes when you play on the wing a lot you forget other parts that you have to do in the middle.

"It is a different work rate as well. When you are playing on the wing you sprint a lot, recover and then sprint again, whereas when you are playing in midfield it is non-stop. Maybe it is slower running but it is here, there and everywhere."

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