Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton on the ubiquitous long-term contract and for the equally ubiquitous undisclosed fee.
Arsene Wenger said, “He is an exciting young player who will provide us with creativity and offensive quality. Alex is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions. He can play as an attacking centre midfielder, or wide left and right.
“Alex is a perceptive passer of the ball and has a great understanding of the game and looks to be a very good team player”.
While the new boy himself said, “I’m so excited to be joining Arsenal. It’s a fantastic club and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of playing football at the highest level.
“I’m now looking forward to meeting all my new team mates and giving absolutely everything in an Arsenal shirt.”
Although his number has not yet been revealed the club have confirmed he will go straight into the first team squad. Whether he’s in contention for a place this coming weekend remains to be seen.
Welcome to the Arsenal, Alex, and let’s get behind the new boy.
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