ESPN FC: Life without Walcott
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in full training with Arsenal and has set his sights on securing a place in England's World Cup squad.
The long-term knee injury suffered by Theo Walcott during Saturday's FA Cup third round win against Tottenham was a blow to both the Gunners and England, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is eager to fill the void left his teammate.
"As a young guy, I grew up watching World Cups, and this will be my first [that he can play in]," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.
"I went to Euro 2012, which was an amazing experience and that was a massive achievement for me personally, especially as an 18-year-old. That was really special.
"The World Cup is always that little bit more special because it is the world stage. If I was able to be selected and go to Brazil, it would be a dream come true and something that I am striving towards.
"For now, I am just focused on getting back in the Arsenal team and helping us do well this season."
Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky believes the Gunners have the experience to cope with a push for the Premier League title after what was a "bumpy" run of form last month.
"This team has more experience than it did in the past. I think we have the maturity to do it this year."