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Oxlade-Chamberlain focused on Gunners

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Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits it is flattering to hear he is being touted for a place in England's squad for the Euro 2012 Championships in Poland and Ukraine next summer.

However, the youngster has assured Gunners fans that he is solely focused on making an impact at the Emirates Stadium for the time being.

The 18-year-old has made an impressive start to life as an Arsenal player since making the big-money move to north London from Southampton during the summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's seamless transition from the Football League to the highest-level has prompted many to suggest Fabio Capello should award him with a senior England cap.

However, the level-headed teenager is not about to get carried away with the praise coming in his direction.

“I do not look too much into that because at the moment it has not happened,” he told Arsenal.com.

“I am not in the senior squad, I am in the Under-21s and the way I see it is that we go away in February and that is my focus.

“I have a lot of impressing to do at Arsenal before I think about going away with England in the summer.

“But if people are saying that, it is quite flattering to know you are being considered. My focus, though, is here at Arsenal, trying to get into the squad.”

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