VINE: Oxlade-Chamberlain shows off Bergkamp-esque control in training

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Young Arsenal star controls the ball after it comes over his shoulder during a recent training session.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was training at Arsenal's Bad Waltersdorf pre-season base in Austria, has returned to North London to continue preparations as the club ready themselves for the annual Emirates Cup competition this weekend with fixtures against Benfica on Saturday and AS Monaco on Sunday ahead of them.

The Englishman threatened to have a breakout season akin to the impact Aaron Ramsey enjoyed last year but a succession of groin injuries and then a medial knee ligament problem which ruled him out of World Cup action and regular first-team football.

Regardless, in just six Premier League starts (eight as a substitute), Oxlade, 20-years-old, returned six goal-scoring opportunities, two assists and two goals.

And judging from his ability during training, where he pulled off an instinctive control of the football as it came over his shoulder - reminiscent of Dennis Bergkamp's touch during his Gunners heyday - it appears likely that Oxlade could have his breakout this year.

He said: "[I'm] back home after a good few days of hard work in Austria. I'm looking forward to the Emirates Cup on the weekend now.

"[This is a] nice shot from training the other day… this slow motion camera is sick!"

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