Arsenal’s winger Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has managed to impress manager Arsene Wenger into naming him in the first team for The Gunners’ Champions League group stage game against Greek side Olympiakos.
Chamberlain managed to score at his first ever Champions League game, and he also managed to impress U-21 coach Stuart Pearce who called him for the 3rd time since the season started, for the 2013 EURO U21 qualifiers against Iceland and Norway.
With eligibility to still play for the U18 squad, Chamberlain debuted this year under the management of Stuart Pearce at the U-21 team. Chamberlain impressed in the first 3 games he played for his national team with a total of 5 assists and by obtaining a penalty. The young England international he is turning out to be a high class footballer, and all the criticism people had for Arsene Wenger after the manager transferred him in the summer break should now turn into applause for the Frenchman.
Arsenal’s coach transferred Chamberlain for a whopping amount of £12 million from Southampton, which can rise to £15 million if the player will perform well for The Gunners. Nobody understood why Arsene was going for a player aged 17 at that moment, but it turned out to be a phenomenal choice for the Frenchman. Let’s just hope Chamberlain will stay away from any bad injuries and will manage to grow into the player we all want him to be.