Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said it would be "a dream come true" to represent England at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, the youngster said: "Obviously I went to the Euros [in 2012], which was an amazing experience."
"But the World Cup is always that little bit more special because it's the world stage," he said.
"If I was able to be selected and go to Brazil it would be a dream come true and something that I'm definitely striving towards."
The goal of making Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad motivates the 20-year-old. It will be his first World Cup.
“Although for now I'm just focused on getting back in and around the Arsenal team and helping us do well this season," he adds.
He has been out with a knee injury since the opening day of the season, but is hoping to spur the Gunners on to glory.
And with Theo Walcott out for at least six months with anterior cruciate ligament damage, he has a real chance to show Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson he can do.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has previous in Brazil, at 1-0 down against the World Cup hosts he scored a thunderous effort to level the scores.
The game ended 2-2 at the Maracana.
“It was a bit surreal,” he said. “It didn't really sink in until after the game."
For now, he is fully committed to Arsenal and their cause, winning the Premier League, and is set to return to first-team action soon.
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