He made his debut for Arsenal debut just nine months ago — in the 8-2 thrashing at Manchester United.
And some eyebrows were raised when Roy Hodgson took a gamble and named him in his England squad for Euro 2012.
But as Arsenal fans know already, attacking midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (18) presents one of England’s best opportunities to upset the opposition this June.
“I’m going to do everything to show he was right to pick me,” says the Ox now.
After watching this training ground video, we’d think fans of Sweden, Ukraine and France will be showing early signs of squeakybum syndrome.