Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been reminiscing about his career on his 21st birthday on Friday.
The England international turned 21 on August 15, just a day before the 2014-15 Premier League season got underway.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is considered as one of the most promising young players in world football and has already featured in two major international tournaments for the Three Lions (Euro 2012 and 2014 World Cup).
The youngster, who can play both out wide and in central midfield, burst onto the scene as a teenager with (now) Premier League outfit Southampton five years ago.
The Englishman took to social networking site Twitter on Friday to recall his debut for the Saints on March 2, 2010.
21 today! Time flys... I can remember making my debut for saints vs Huddersfield aged 16 with my terrible trim like it was yesterday lol— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) August 15, 2014
Oxlade-Chamberlain was 16 years and 199 days at the time, as he came off the bench for Southampton against Huddersfield Town.
Since then, the youngster, who is inundated with strength and pace, has gone on to make himself a prominent figure in English football, joining Arsenal in the summer of 2011 for a reported transfer of £15 million.
At the Emirates Stadium, Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown his quality, but not consistently – although injuries have not helped him.
However, at 21, Oxlade-Chamberlain has time on his hand to build on his game and consolidate his place in manager Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.
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