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Lampard: Injury hurting career of Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard hopes Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can get beyond his injury problems.

Lampard feels his career is being held back by injury.

He told Sky Sports: "I think The Ox's career, at times, has been broken up by injury. Going into the World Cup he was looking very sharp and would have been prominent and played a lot of games, but he got injured. At Arsenal, he tends to get injured at times but when he gets on runs of form and plays like he did against San Marino he has got the pace and the ability on the ball.

"When you see someone like him coming into a game, he'll have a few shots and arrive in the box and it all changes and goes up a notch. I quite like him centrally because he can get more on the ball centrally. In those areas he is really dangerous because he is running at centre-halves and back fours from a central position."

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