Southampton’s 17 year old winger, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told his club he wants to join Arsenal.
Quoted in The Sun he said, “I’ve had a chat with the manager, Nigel Adkins, about my situation and expressed my feelings to him. I talked about how I wanted to be playing in the Premier League as quickly as possible and he has been really understanding.
“I’ve heard Arsenal are in for me and to join a top-four club is what I hope for. When the bus comes along, you have to jump on it and make the most of your opportunities”.
And according to Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal are riding a bus filled to the brim with cash, ready to spend on new players to boost Arsene Wenger’s squad.
Whether than bus passes through Southampton on its way back from Costa Rica remains to be seen. The deal for Deportivo Saprissa youngster Joel Campbell is off after the player and his father didn’t bother to show up for a meeting with Arsenal executive Dick Law.
Arsenal have now withdrawn from negotiations and the 49A may well be heading towards the south coast of England.