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Arsenal attacker Oxlade-Chamberlain spies World Cup fitness advantage

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is unsure if having missed a large part of the season will work in his favour during the World Cup.

Given he has played much less football than the players he is contending with for a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad, Oxlade-Chamberlain could find himself with much more in the tank when the World Cup kicks off.

"It is hard to say," he replied when asked if missing the start of the season could work in his favour.

"You never know how you are going to be feeling at the end of the season. Maybe once I'm back into full fitness I might have a bit left over come the summer but it is hard to say.

"I think you always have to be on your toes and make sure that when you have opportunities to play for your club or country you take it and show what you have to offer.

"I don't think I'm playing catch up, I'm a young player and I'm still learning - when I get the opportunity I always try to do my best."

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