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Arsenal attacker Oxlade-Chamberlain: Premier League foreign influx tricky issue

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says there's no clear answer over the foreign influx in the Premier League.

The Ox insists there's positives and negatives to the issue.

He told the Telegraph: "It's a tricky one. To a certain extent. But there are a lot of young players out there stepping up and proving their worth: Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck. We've got Jack, Gibbo, Carl Jenkinson. I still think of Theo as young. I've been pleased to see Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend doing well.

"But the Premier League is a very strong league, a lot of foreign players want to come here. And the big name players want to come, there's a lot of money in the game, which means clubs can attract the stars from overseas.

"At the same time, bringing in world-class players is only going to improve those already here. For me and Kieran to be able to work with Mesut Özil is surely good.

"We're aspiring to become England regulars, to learn how the foreign boys play will help us when we go on international duty. It definitely strengthens the league. Just as long as there is opportunity for young English boys."

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