Walcott: Oxlade-Chamberlain will be Arsenal fans' favourite

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is delighted for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain over his impact against Blackburn Rovers.

The 18-year-old has produced fine form for both club and country since his summer move from Southampton and Walcott is confident the youngster will keep his first-team place if he continues to shine.

“He's very direct and he likes to get at players, which is what any Arsenal fan likes to see,” he told arenal.com.

“He has plenty of confidence and is young - he's a player who nobody in the Premier League has faced before so he's totally new to the game.

“He's learning every day in training and you can see now that he is getting games, which is very important. I think with the way he is playing at the moment he will keep that position.

“It was nice to see [us both playing well] and hopefully we can just continue to do it for Arsenal now. You never know what might happen with England.

“We have plenty of pace in this England team now. It's not just Alex and me, it’s the likes of Stewart Downing and Ashley Young too - there's so many I don't want to leave anybody out.

“There are plenty of options for the manager [Fabio Capello] so he's going to have a good headache I'm sure.”

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