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Arsenal's Chamberlain out to temper loss of Walcott for World Cup

'The Ox' has missed almost the entire season so far
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has moved to try and lift the injury gloom surrounding his Arsenal and England team mate Theo Walcott by insisting that he is ready to fight for a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad.

'The Ox', as he is known, has himself been out of action since the opening game of the Premier League season, when he sustained a knee injury against Aston Villa at The Emirates.

Capped 13 times already, Oxlade-Chamberlain is held in high regard by the national coaches and he appears to be on the road to full recovery. In an interview with eplindex.com, the 20 year-old said:"As a young guy growing up and watching World Cups, this will be my first one."

"If I was able to be selected and go to Brazil it would be a dream come trueand something I am definitely striving towards."

"Although for now I am just focused on getting back in and around the Arsenal team."

Arsenal colleague Walcott was last week ruled out for six months with a knee injury and will thus miss this summer's showpiece event.


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