Arsenal and England forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has set himself the target of scoring more goals next season after being challenged to do so by his dad.
Father Mark Chamberlain was also a former England international, and he has challenged his son to add goal scoring to his game, something that the young winger has somewhat failed to do. Since his arrival from Southampton in 2011, Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 41 first-team appearances for Arsenal, scoring only three goals.
But a sensational goal that Oxlade-Chamberlain did score was in the Maracana stadium against Brazil in the 2-2 friendly game in Rio. Oxlade-Chamberlain has recalled a text sent to him by father Mark hours before the game that detailed a bit of advice.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, speaking to reporters said: "Dad sent me a text before the Brazil game saying: ‘Make sure you do something good.’ The next day he sent another which said, I like it when you listen to me."
And it seems that dad Mark will be looking for his son to add more goals to his game, something that would no-doubt go down well with Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger too.
"My Dad wants me to score more goals, he's always telling me to do that. He's right because I want me to score more goals. I know that's one of the things I need to improve on next season. I just want to improve my overall game.
“You can always keep learning and getting better. I know I still have a lot to do," added Oxlade-Chamberlain.
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