While not all players are blessed with blistering pace, it’s not to say that by doing the right things, they can’t get quicker.
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while not blessed with the pace of Arsenal team-mate and fellow Southampton Academy graduate Theo Walcott (very few are), has worked hard on this aspect of his game and can hold his own against the Premier League’s speed-demons.
The key, he believes, is a mixture of weights and ladder work, supplemented with some after-training exercises.
“Just doing those extra little things after training are always going to help,” the teenage sensation told FFT.
“Even going out to the park or the garden with a ball and just working on changing direction, with and without the ball – it’s as simple as that.”
Watch this video for more tips on improving your speed from Arsenal’s dynamic wonderkid…
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