Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals he was banned from visiting teammate's room on away days

Kavan Flavius

​Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that he was banned from teammate Carl Jenkinson's room on away days because he made him laugh too much.

The 23-year-old England international has been in good form since returning to the Gunners' starting lineup in early January, even outshining star man Alexis Sanchez on occasion.  

Several reports have linked him with a move away from the Emirates this summer, but Arsene Wenger wants the industrious midfielder to remain with the club for years to come.



Apart from his influence on the pitch, Oxlade-Chamberlain is known for his comical personality, which, according to him, restricted his access to Jenkinson at one point.

"Jenko's been a big part of my Arsenal career to date," he said as part of an interview with Arsenal Albums, on YouTube.

"He's very serious about his football. Over the years I've seen him go through different spells of how he prepares himself.


"I can remember times when we used to be on away trips and he used to ban me from coming to chill in his room.

"I'd make him laugh too much. He didn't want that, he didn't want any tension in his legs. He wanted a full rest so I was banned from his room on away days."

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter@KavanFlavius.

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