Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is full of praise for Southampton's academy.

Wenger has lavished praise on Southampton's youth policy as Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prepare to make their returns to St Mary's tomorrow.

"The question of Southampton's academy set-up is a very good one because they have done a fabulous job," said the Frenchman, whose side have won four successive Premier League matches.

"Why? It is down to the quality of their scouting, the quality of their coaching and education. When you look at what Bale is doing, and Walcott.

And now they have they players like Morgan Schneiderlin, they have brought some players of top, top quality and they work well. They have fantastic scouting."