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Oxlade-Chamberlain vows to work harder after Arsenal Premier League bow

Arsenal young gun Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is looking to do a lot more for his club after impressing in his full Premier League debut yesterday.

The 18-year old winger was one of the Gunners few best players in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in his first top flight start and was given a rapturous applause from the home fans when he was subbed in the 74th minute for Andrey Arshavin.

After tasting almost a full game in the Premier League, Oxlade-Chamberlain is now ready to work harder to become an even better player for his club.

"It's nice when you know the crowd are on your side," said the former Southampton ace.

"I can only repay them by working my hardest when I do get on and trying to impress them.

"But, ultimately, it's putting a shift in for the lads for the club and for the manager. So I'll continue to do that when I'm playing.

"You can have one good game but the next one could be a bad one. It was a nice performance from me and I thought there were positives for the team.

"I've got to make sure I keep my place now.

"I was happy to first get a start," he added. "Obviously, against opposition like Man United, it doesn't come any better than that.

"That is a positive for me to take away, having the boss's trust.

"I've got to just make sure that I repay that with my performances and just working hard in training and when I'm on the pitch."

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