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Dream debut for Oxlade-Chamberlain

Published 28/09/2011 | 21:57

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Olympiakos' Jose Holebas during the UEFA Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Photo: Getty Images
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Olympiakos' Jose Holebas during the UEFA Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Photo: Getty Images

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain marked his European debut with a goal and promised there was more to come after Arsenal's 2-1 win over Olympiacos tonight.

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The 18-year-old winger scored the opener at the Emirates, with Andre Santos adding another, before David Fuster made for a tense finish.



But the performance of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was playing for Southampton in League One last season, provided the main talking point.



"It was a really good experience," he told Sky Sports 2.



"It's a big step up, but I want to play at the top level and I have plenty more time to play in the Champions League.



"It's my first time in the Champions League and I'm glad we've achieved three points."



Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had to be on his guard in the second half as Arsenal, without manager Arsene Wenger owing to suspension, held on.



"It was a very tough game, we knew it would be," he added.



"You have to give credit to our defence for keeping the score at 2-1. They put a lot of pressure on us and we produced a great defensive performance in the second half."

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