The acquisition of pacey and versatile Alex Oxlade Chamberlain from Southampton excited many from the Arsenal faithful. Thought by many as the a future prospect for the disappointing English team, Chamberlain is expected to bring the team back to her former glory and be a force to be reckoned with amongst all international sides.
One step made right by Chamberlain into his young career would be choosing Arsenal to continue his career (Sounds rather biased since I am an avid Arsenal fan). The thing at Arsenal is that you would be given a chance to shine for the team. Furthermore, Fabio Capello is a regular ‘customer’ at the Emirates stadium. Thus he would be there very often to ‘inspect’ Walcott and Chamberlain and he would stand a very good chance of getting picked for England.
One role model Chamberlain can follow would be Welsh Captain Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey is now a regular attacking midfielder for the club after making full use of his chances while Jack Wilshere is out injured. Important goals against Marseille, United and Spurs have put in form Ramsey into a prime position to solidify his position in the Arsenal first team. Good passing and passage play has made Ramsey into a very fine player. Ramsey, like Chamberlain, also came to Arsenal from a big money transfer as he was seen by many clubs to be a player for the future. If Chamberlain can emulate the performances of Ramsey, Arsenal could be in for a real treat.
One important thing that Capello must not do is bring Chamberlain to Euro 2012. He must not repeat the mistake of Sven Goran Eriksson where he picked Walcott for the 2006 world cup. This has a very good chance of hindering Chamberlain’s development.
With much fine tuning and polishing from Arsenal and Wenger, Chamberlain should be a player to watch in years to come……