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£15m Star: I’ve Always Been A Big Fan Of Arsenal

Arsenal’s new £15m signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has spoken of his delight at signing for the Gunners and admitted he has always been a fan of the Londoners.

The 17-year-old sealed his dream move last night, with reports suggesting Arsenal paid £12m up front with a further £3m in add-ons, and he can’t wait to get started with his new team. Oxlade-Chamberlain also spoke of his admiration for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry:

“It feels fantastic,” he said. “I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to pushing on and working as hard as I can for the Club this season.

“Arsenal are always one of the teams I followed. I would always take time to watch them on television because that is the best way to learn – watching the boys here at Arsenal.

“I’ve come to Emirates Stadium a few times this season to watch a few games and I was just blown away by the atmosphere, the fans and everything about it. It would be hard to refuse an opportunity like this.

“To have the opportunity to play here, develop my game and learn from the players here is very exciting for me. It’s a massive Club. They don’t get much bigger than Arsenal and I’ve always been a big fan.

“Growing up, Thierry Henry was one of my favourite players,” he added.

“Some of the stuff he used to do. He used to score some amazing goals, he was quick and he was exciting to watch.

“He was always the star man on Match of the Day. The highlights were always of him and some of the goals he scored were fantastic.”



  1. Udeme Bassey

    August 9, 2011 at 10:00 am


  2. samir

    August 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Welcome and hope u will fill the void of injured walcot..wishing u well and dont get injuries like walcot

  3. john miduri

    August 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    let’s see chambers and his ability.i know he’s a great player.This time arsenal must win

  4. ola

    August 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

    U are welcome Alex.

  5. Karl Karma Marx.

    August 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

    So Wenger has become generous by spending a considerable 15 quid on a teen player. I hope he do one or two defence signing.

  6. Kross

    August 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I am realy excited about chamberlain i hope he will be the new thiery henry. Wish you well boy


    August 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I’m delighted with his signing and it’s important that we continue to build for the future and fill the homegrown player quota, but we need to get a defender very, very soon, 4 days to go…. click on my name!

  8. Webbie

    August 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Today is yesterday’s future – why are we not winning games when the past 6 years we have been building for the future? Today is that future so again the same question to all in management who should be concerned. WHY?

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  10. fred

    August 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    can’t believe wenger actually pays 13 mil for a 17 year old…we may have to wait for at least a season for this boy to be given his chance

  11. tolarny

    August 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    u’re welcome Alex

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