Arsenal have been constantly linked with a move for Southampton’s teenage sensation Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The winger had an exclusive interview with The Mirror and he said that he is ready to move to the Premier League now after having a successful season with the Saints.
Alex said, “I just feel that I am ready to play in the Premier League. I think I can take a lot of encouragement and confidence from what Theo – and Gareth Bale at Spurs – have done.
“When you look at a player like Jack Wilshere at Arsenal, he was only a year above me in the academies.
“He played in a tournament that I was in as a youngster and even then you could see he was going to be unbelievable.
“The same as Gareth and Theo, and with the other players my age that have made the step up, like Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones. There’s no barrier on the age you have to be to play in the Premier League. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to prove that.”
The winger may feel he is ready for the Premier League but at Arsenal ready for him? We already have Walcott so why do we need another player identical to him? There is no doubt that he is one of the finest young talents in the country but have we not got enough young talents already at Arsenal?
I believe it is time we stop for a second and start to buy some ready made players. Alex has not even kicked a ball in the Premier League; we could go and spend millions signing him but then he does not make it. What is your take on this?