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Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain: I'm learning every day

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is confident he'll be better next season.

The England international has had only 11 starts in the Barclays Premier League, and just one since February.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, though, feels time is very much on his side.

"It has been difficult," he said in an interview with the official Arsenal matchday programme. "There is always pressure, but maybe people forget that I am only 19 and will still be 19 at the start of next season.

"When you have a good first season, especially at 18, people hype you up and really want to see you kick on. They expect you to play lots of games and do really well.

"I have tried to carry on from last season, but sometimes you have to realise that you are a young lad and have a lot to learn.

"The experience of being in a club and league like this is a great education at this age."

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