Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he is delighted with the progress of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and will put him in the first team, arsenal.com reports.
The 18 year old has made a big impression since his move from Southampton last summer and has scored on his first two starts in the Carling Cup and the Champions League. Oxlade-Chamberlain got another good runout in Monday’s FA Cup win over Leeds and Wenger plans to use him as the season unfolds. The England under 21 international cost the Gunners £12m and has been tipped as one of England’s brightest hopes for the future.
Wenger said: ‘He
Oxlade-Chamberlain faces a battle for places with fellow Englishman Theo Walcott, Ivorian sensation Gervinho and Russia captain Andrey Arshavin this season. The 18 year old is confident he can get a place in the side and is delighted to be working with Thierry Henry for the next month, whilst the Frenchman is on loan at the Emirates Stadium.
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