On the eve of the new season Arsene Wenger has sung the praises of two of his newest and youngest players. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who signed from Southampton in midweek, and Ryo Miyaichi will both figure for the first team and Wenger believes they’re brimming with potential.
Speaking about Oxlade-Chamberlain he said, “We feel he will be one of the big English talents of the future. We want to build a strong base of local players.
“He has exceptional qualities. We were after this boy for a long time and we believe in him.”
While he is convinced the young Japanese will contribute positively to Arsenal this season, saying, “We got the work permit for him because he is an exceptional talent.
“Overall we are very happy because he is one of the players who can have a big impact this season. He will play as a striker, right or left, he is a winger type and he is very keen.”
Miyaichi will not figure this weekend, nor in the Champions League qualifier against Udinese, as he is currently in Japan finalising his work permit but Oxlade-Chamberlain could make the bench for the season opener against Newcastle.