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Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Luke Shaw's performance

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Southampton at St Mary's, with Theo Walcott failing to score against his former club.

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to their old club yesterday to take on Southampton and saw a resilient Saints side earn a creditable 1-1 draw.

A player who has been tipped to follow the route from the South Coast to North London is teenager Luke Shaw who lined up at left-back for Southampton.

Shaw is just 17, and his breakthrough to playing first team Premier League football has ignited the interest of the big clubs and seen Arsenal linked to sign him. Rivals Chelsea are also said to be interested.

Prior to yesterday's encounter, manager Nigel Adkins warned Arsenal off Shaw, stating: "I think Luke gets linked every week with Arsenal, doesn't he? Luke is under contract, he is playing football for us in the Premier League, which is important. We are not looking to let him go anywhere if anyone wants to come in for any of our players, by all means speak to the chairman. He does the deals and all the best with that."

Shaw certainly did his reputation no harm with his performance, helping his side earn a point which lifted Southampton out of the relegation zone, but were Arsenal fans impressed enough to see him as a player they would like at the Emirates?

Here is a look at the chatter on Twitter from supporters...

@goonrambler: Luke Shaw is the real deal though. Sign him up, and sell Santos to a club as far away as possible.

@mralexyarde: Surely the signings of Zaha and Luke Shaw are investments for the future and not immediate improvements to the current squad #Arsenal

@kosczeboss: Crazy how Luke Shaw is just 17. Within 2-3 years, he'll be immense

@bobbybrownyo: Wonder how good Luke shaw would have looked if someone actually ran at him ?!! #oxdidnt #theodidnt #sagnacouldnt

@aman_afc: Luke Shaw looks quite a talent, we should go for him, along with a holding midfielder and an established versatile forward.

@arseneinidish: #Luke Shaw is better player than #GIBBS , with what i saw today !

@averagelyjoe: Can't say I've watched Shaw that much from what I've seen tonight if we are interested in him I'd be thrilled to have a good young LB #AFC

@dilanyogendra: Wouldn't actually mind getting Shaw.. Gibbs, defensively, doesn't instill confidence #arsenal

@mickandress: Shaw's got the OX on lock down boy he ain't moving lol #Arsenal

@seoirsemac: I don't want #arsenal to sign luke shaw if the Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke chant is going to come with him! Hate it!

What do you think? Do you want Shaw at Arsenal?

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