Arsene Wenger set to add even more up and coming talent to his Emirates squad.
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So there you have it. This source claims that Arsene Wenger has completed his first signing of the January transfer window and if indeed he has then the Arsenal boss will have beaten off interest from Liverpool and Manchester United for the talented Southampton teenager.
17 year old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain follows the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott from the St Marys’ and into the big time. The speedy attacker has been in fine form this term as a first team regular helping Nigel Adkins’ side mount a promotion challenge.
Arsene Wenger obviously has a reputation for trusting to youth and whilst it will be difficult for Portsmouth born winger to fight his way through the abundant talent already at the club he is clearly a player that the Gunners boss feels can make it, hence the relatively large fee forked out for the youngster.
So far this season Chamberlain has netted seven goals for the Saints and set up many more as he helps his south-coast side to their third place spot in League One.
ARSENAL have won a £10million chase for Southampton starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
They have agreed to pay £5m up front for the winger, 17, with a further £5m to follow, based on appearances and success.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has beaten competition from Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool for the son of former England winger Mark Chamberlain, who advised his lad to move to The Emirates.
Oxlade-Chamberlain follows another product of the Saints academy to Arsenal. Theo Walcott made a similar move five years ago.
The Gunners paid Southampton £12m for Walcott, now 21. (Daily Star Sunday)
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