Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is closing in on a deal for Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The News of the World says Wenger looks set to finally complete the signing of Oxlade-Chamberlain in the coming days.

The youngster is set to follow in the footsteps of another ex- Saints starlet Theo Walcott in clinching an £8m switch to the Emirates in the next few days.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also interested in the teen.

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