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Arsenal starlet Oxlade-Chamberlain interested us - Stoke's Pulis

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has revealed that the club was very keen on highly-rated teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before he signed with Arsenal.

The 18-year old winger, who is the son of former Stoke star Mark Chamerlain, joined the Gunners from Southampton in the summer and Pulis admits he wanted him at the Britannia but stood no chance against the bigger clubs.

"We were well aware of the situation, but when you've got Manchester United, Arsenal and the likes chasing him, you understand where you are," said Pulis.

"The kid is a future England star and I think he could even go to Euro 2012 if he plays enough games, he's that good."

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