Arsenal boss Wenger: Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of schedule

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is pleased with the instant impact of teenage signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is pleased with the instant impact of teenage signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

While some supporters may be itching to see the 18-year-old in league action soon, Wenger believes patience is required.

“He is ahead of schedule,” the Frenchman told Arsenal Player. “Overall I think he has to add some ingredients to his game that will be absolutely necessary at the top but he has the basic talent - nobody can dispute that.

“I am very happy for bringing him here. But of course now we want from him the commitment and the urgency that is requested in the Premier League.

“One second of lacking attention defensively can cost you a game. That has changed in the modern game and that is why he is ahead of schedule. I think in the next few months he can add that to his game.”

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