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Monday, August 8, 2011

Oxlade-Chamberlain in Arsenal medical

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after it was announced that the Southampton winger was undergoing a medical at the Emirates.

The 17-year-old is set to sign a long-term deal at the club after the two clubs agreed a £12m fee for the highly-rated youngster.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will become Arsenal's third summer signing, following the arrivals of Gervinho from Lille and Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is in a similar mould to that of current Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. He too started his career at Southampton and Arsene Wenger is clearly a fan of their youth system.

Oxlade-Chamberlain can play in a more central role to Walcott though and is known just as much for his passing as he is his pace.

With this signing, Wenger has continued the trend of signing youngsters to build a team around. This is despite calls to sign more experienced players in a bid to win some silverware.

However, those looking at Bet365 Free Bets will tell you that Oxade-Chamberlain is an excellent young player with a big future. He can now continue his progress at Arsenal.

The move is expected to go through today or tomorrow. Those looking at Bookmakers Free Bets will certainly be interested to see whether Wenger sees the 17-year-old being involved in first-team football in the upcoming campaign.

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