Arsenal signing Oxlade-Chamberlain: I have been coming to Emirates to watch Gunners

New Arsenal signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he's been to Emirates several times to watch the Gunners.

The former Southampton starlet completed his move yesterday.

“It feels fantastic,” he told arsenal.com. “I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to pushing on and working as hard as I can for the Club this season.

“Arsenal are always one of the teams I followed. I would always take time to watch them on television because that is the best way to learn - watching the boys here at Arsenal.

“I’ve come to Emirates Stadium a few times this season to watch a few games and I was just blown away by the atmosphere, the fans and everything about it. It would be hard to refuse an opportunity like this.

“To have the opportunity to play here, develop my game and learn from the players here is very exciting for me. It’s a massive Club. They don’t get much bigger than Arsenal and I’ve always been a big fan.

“Growing up, Thierry Henry was one of my favourite players,” he added.

“Some of the stuff he used to do. He used to score some amazing goals, he was quick and he was exciting to watch.

“He was always the star man on Match of the Day. The highlights were always of him and some of the goals he scored were fantastic.”

 
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