Arsenal superkid Oxlade-Chamberlain confident handling greater expectations | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal superkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain knows the pressure is on him to continue his progress this season.

Arsenal superkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain knows the pressure is on him to continue his progress this season.

His elevation to the England squad exceeded even Oxlade-Chamberlain’s expectations but the forward knows he cannot ease up, not with such fierce competition for places in Arsène Wenger’s line-up.

“I am taking it step by step and the first aim is to make sure I am fully fit for the start of the season, to get the best chance to get in the team,” he told arsenal.com.

“I know it won’t be easy. The new signings are really good while we have good talent here coming through. So if I do manage to get into the team, I need to try and stay in there.

“Being more of an attacking player, I need to score more goals and get more assists. That wins games and people notice of that. I will always put my own style on things, which is taking people on and try and be an exciting player to watch.”


Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain ready for Southampton clash | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal whizkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to face former club Southampton this season.

Arsenal whizkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to face former club Southampton this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain left Southampton for Arsenal last summer and doesn’t need to check the schedule to know the details.

“Fourth game in isn’t it? It is at home,” he told arsenal.com.

“First and foremost, I am delighted Southampton are back in the Premier League, which is where they belong. It has been a long time coming, they struggled to get up for a few seasons and it is good to see them back.

“I cannot wait for the game. There will be a really good atmosphere and I will have to wait and see what kind of reception I get. But I am sure it will be a good game and I am really looking forward to it.

“I look forward to all my games but, maybe, this one is just that little bit extra special. We will be looking to beat them.”


Pescara move for Man City winger Weiss | Transfers | Tribal Football

Serie A new-boys Pescara are chasing Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss.

Serie A new-boys Pescara are chasing Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss.

Gazzetta dello Sport says they are in advanced negotiations for Weiss, although Espanyol are weighing up whether to make an offer for the Slovenia international.

Weiss was on-loan at Espanyol last season.


Man Utd legend Giggs convinced Team GB can win gold | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says Team GB are going for gold.

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says Team GB are going for gold.

Giggs’ brilliance at club level has harvested 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League winner’s medals in a glittering Manchester United career.

But the Olympics will be his first international tournament participation.

He admitted: “As a footballer, you don’t start out in your career hoping to win the Olympics. You want to win leagues, FA Cups and European Cups.

“I’m still disappointed I never got to a major championship with Wales but we weren’t good enough to get to a European Championships or World Cup.

“But to get the chance to play in a tournament at such a late stage of my career is obviously one I’m excited about and looking forward to.

“Of course, you want to win every game and win the tournament. We know it’s going to be tough — but having seen the quality of our team over the last few weeks, we’re hopeful of going a long way.

“An Olympic gold would be up there with my European medals. I don’t like to prioritise any medal or trophy, because it’s always a good feeling when you win.

“It’s always a challenge — no matter what you win — and this is a big challenge.

“It’s going to be difficult because there’s a lot of quality in the tournament but there’s quality in our dressing room as well.”


Man Utd midfielder Cleverley excited about Team GB chances | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is excited about Team GB’s Olympics chances.Cleverley insists there is enough ability in Stuart Pearce’s squad to challenge for a medal.

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is excited about Team GB’s Olympics chances.

Cleverley insists there is enough ability in Stuart Pearce’s squad to challenge for a medal.

He said: “There is everything in this squad — youth, experience, enthusiasm, speed, technical ability and a good manager.

“There is no reason why we can’t do well.

“It is a strong tournament but if we work hard and turn up on the day, I am sure we will be amongst the medals.”

Cleverley is fit after injuries last term wrecked an impressive start to his senior United career.

He added: “To be back playing is all I want to do. It is all I work for. Being back for the Olympics makes it even sweeter.”


Man Utd boss Ferguson: Powell looks great prospect | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell won praise from manager Sir Alex Ferguson after victory over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell won praise from manager Sir Alex Ferguson after victory over Shanghai Shenhua.

Ferguson was pleased with Powell’s contribution, even if he did miss a good chance to open his Reds account.

“Nick Powell did well,” said the boss. “It’s his first game, he’s only 18. But he got a really bad tackle – a sore one – in the first half. He played on but I thought it was better to take him off. He was feeling it a bit. He’s two-footed, he has good balance and awareness about him. The boy looks like he can become a real top player.”


Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea want me | Transfers | Tribal Football

Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed the interest of Chelsea.Azpilicueta has confirmed he is on Chelsea’s radar.

Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed the interest of Chelsea.

Azpilicueta has confirmed he is on Chelsea‘s radar.

“It is flattering when you have clubs such as Chelsea interested in you, but there are other clubs interested as well,” the Spaniard said.