Arsenal superstar talent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has posted an old photograph of him during his Southampton days…
Can you spot the current Arsenal star?
Clue: it’s not the youngster in the Gunners kit.
Answer: it’s midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during his Southampton playing days, taking on an Arsenal youth side aged 11 and feeling like a Premier League player as he was in the same dressing-room that one of his heroes Thierry Henry called home for four hours every match-day at home.
The young Englishman posted the photograph on his Instagram account and said: “[This is] me aged 11 playing for Saints against Arsenal at Highbury! It’s mad, I remember being in the dressing rooms where Henry sat feeling like I was a Prem player!
“I remember the whole experience so clearly, including the 4-1 defeat, but I set up our goal so was buzzing! Just shows…. Dreams can come true!”
Currently sidelined with a groin problem, Oxlade is unable to make Arsenal’s final home game of the season – against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, May 4, as he is receiving treatment and not currently training.
On his potential return, manager Arsene Wenger recently said: “It’s difficult to give you a time-scale on him.”
The player himself will be hoping for a recovery as quick as he is on the pitch so that he can ready himself for what FIFA World Cup inclusion with England.
If selected, the nation will be banking on him providing the assists once again, only this time being on the right side of a 4-1 score.
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