England star says the mix of Arsenal and Liverpool players is uniting the team

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the mix of Arsenal and Liverpool players in the England squad is helping the team gel, reports the Telegraph.

The Arsenal winger is part of a squad that includes club teammates Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers, whilst Liverpool is represented by the likes of Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, and the injured Daniel Sturridge.

“Just knowing each other, off the pitch and on it, does really help in gelling the team together,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“The Germans and the Spanish have been able to do that. When you go to watch Spain play, it’s almost like watching Barcelona or Real Madrid play at times, with the number of players on the pitch.

“It is a nice thing to have that with Arsenal at the moment. Liverpool have got a good number of players as well – they’ve been a strong force in this England squad for a while.

“When you train day in, day out with these lads, you get to know the way they play and their characteristics: where they’re going to pass the ball and where they like the ball to be passed. It definitely does help.

“We are 100 per cent united. There’s a really nice feel to the squad and a really nice comforting feel. It’s quite a young squad and we’re being led by senior pros as well.”