Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he wants to add more goals to his game this season following his match-winning contribution in the Community Shield on Sunday afternoon against London rivals Chelsea.
The England international struck the only goal of the game against the Blues in the 24th minute as he unleashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner from inside the area to inspire the Gunners to a 1-0 victory over the reigning Barclays Premier League champions and to retain the trophy.
The goal was just Chamberlain’s 13th for the club since his arrival from Southampton in the summer of 2011 and he admits he has set himself a target ahead of the new campaign:
“I got a goal in the Emirates Cup, and it’s what I need to do this year, there’s no doubting that and I’m not afraid to say that I need to score more goals, the winger told the club’s official website.
“I’ve set myself that target this year on a personal level so every time I’m on the pitch it’s important that I try and contribute in some way and a goal or an assist is what I need to do. It was really nice to [score on Sunday] and as it’s the winner it’s that little bit more special,” Chamberlain added.
Last season the 21-year-old found the back of the net just once in the league and that came against the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham last September and he will certainly need to improve on that total if he is to nail down a regular spot in Arsene Wenger’s strongest XI.
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