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Arsenal not prepared to outbid Man Utd for Southampton whizkid

Arsenal have revealed they will not be making any silly offers to match Manchester United in their pursuit of Southampton starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Gunners have reportedly made an initial £5million bid which could reach £8million down the track but chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists the London club won't up the ante if the reports of United come in with a better offer are true.

"If Manchester United want to outbid us with some silly figure, that is their privilege. I think the boy would like to come to us," he said.

It is believed that Oxlade-Chamberlain is keen to join Arsenal and has even told the club he wants to land at the Emirates.

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