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Hodgson puts faith in Oxlade-Chamberlain

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England boss Roy Hodgson is preparing to sling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain "in at the deep end" to see if he can cut it at Euro 2012.

The 18-year-old was named in Hodgson's 23-man squad on Wednesday, despite only starting six Barclays Premier League games for Arsenal.

"It won't be easy for him to break into the team but the only way I'll find out is to sling him in at the deep end," he said. "Even if he doesn't swim now, he'll learn to swim in the future. I wouldn't have chosen him if I didn't think he was ready to start games."

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