By FOX SPORTS staff
A decade has passed since Arsenal last hoisted a piece of silverware, but with no major departures from the squad in the summer and the arrival of Mesut Ozil, the Gunners will look to change that this season.
Former Real Madrid playmaker Ozil is expected to walk straight into Arsene Wenger's starting line-up and Oxlade-Chamberlain told the club's official website that he could be partnering the German in the centre of the park.
"I think the fans know what I’m all about. I try to get on the ball and make something happen. That’s usually dribbling with the ball, running at defenders, taking players on and trying to open teams up. I have done that in the past and I will continue to do that, whether I’m playing down the wing or more centrally. I don’t know yet where I will play but I will always have that aspect to my game, wherever I play," Oxlade-Chamberlain shared.
"That and my passing is something that I’ve being working on a lot and something that I’ve always thought I’m good at. Maybe I haven’t been able to show it as much on the wing because you don’t tend to get on the ball as much in that position. So if I do play more centrally at times this season, my passing is one of my strengths I think."
"I’ve grown up playing in central midfield more, and I think my natural game is more about coming inside from wide. Sometimes when I play on the wing I have to remind myself to stay out wide because I tend to naturally drift in towards the ball."
"In pre-season I played more in the centre of midfield and I’ve spoken to the boss about playing there. He told me about what I need to improve to be able to play there more consistently. Likewise though I’m happy on the wing - I enjoy that too. I don’t really mind where I play but I think I might become more of a central midfielder the more I mature as a player."
Despite scoring just two goals for Arsenal last season, Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed that he enjoyed finishing off attacks, but admitted Wenger preferred for possession not to be squandered with wayward shots.
"I do like to have a shot. Arsenal are all about nice, intricate passing movements around the box, so if I shoot too much from outside the box without scoring the boss will have a go at me!" Oxlade-Chamberlain stated.
"I need to stick to the short passes, so I don’t shoot as much now."
Arsenal travel to Sunderland for their Premier League fixture on Saturday.