Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain pays his dues to former club Southampton

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a dream move to Arsenal over the summer, but admits he owes everything to his first club Southampton after they handed him his break in football.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a dream move to Arsenal over the summer, but admits he owes everything to his first club Southampton after they handed him his break in football.

The winger was just seven when his association with the Saints began and went on to break into the first team and make his professional debut aged 16.

"I owe them massively - I'd been at Southampton since I was seven," the 18 year old told Arsenal's official website.

"They put so much hard work into me and the fans down there welcomed me into the first team so warmly.

"I couldn't have asked for more, so I've got a lot of time for them and I hope to be able to play there again one day and show my appreciation. I'll always have a place in my heart for them."

 

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