Oxlade-Chamberlain must believe more – Wenger

Date published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015 10:21

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Set to start for Arsenal against Tottenham

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stop being so critical of himself, suggesting he needs to play with more freedom.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has started only two of Arsenal’s six Premier League games this season but is expected to be recalled for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup tie at Tottenham.

“It is a massive season for Alex,” Wenger said of the 22-year-old on Arsenal Player.

“He is at the age now where he is also getting picked regularly for the national team.

“It is a very important season because of the nature he is growing.

“You feel the evolution has a sense of responsibility.

“I think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain must believe more in himself. He must believe more in his talent and that will help him develop as a player.

“I think sometimes he is too critical of himself. I would like him to play with the freedom and express the desire of his talent.”

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