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Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain: Bale an inspiration at Southampton

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits Tottenham star Gareth Bale was an inspiration growing.

Both players came through the Southampton youth system.

Oxlade-Chamberlain told The Sun: "Yeah, everybody would talk about Gareth and of course Theo Walcott when I was growing up there. I remember Gareth coming down to the club once when I was about 12 and I was trying to hit free-kicks like him so he would notice me. He doesn't remember that though. Why would he?"

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