Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has spoken about turning 23 and his new, potentially murderous approach to football.
The forward doesn’t seem pleased with the progress he’s made during his time at Arsenal, which, to be fair, is understandable. However, he’s decided in order to turn things around and really push on with his football, he needs to be ‘like a killer’.
“I turned 23 the other day and I know I need to push on,” the former Southampton player told the Arsenal Weekly podcast.
“That’s what I’m going to be looking to do. My mindset now is just to go for everything.
“I’ve always had that but now, in myself, I know what I want to do and what I have to do. I’m more clinical about how to go about that, both mentally and also when I get the opportunities. You almost have to be like a killer in your approach.”
Holding onto the ball and ‘dithering’ as I often insensitively refer to it is something that the Ox does pretty often, so if he can sort this out that’s one negative instantly struck off the list.
The thing is, he’s not a bad player and for all my criticism, which purely comes from a place of frustration because I like the boy, I honestly hope he can prove me wrong and turn things around. He does show flashes of brilliance but the rest of the time he’s a liability. He needs to mature and just grab the bull – or the Ox – by the horns because time’s running out.