Robin van Persie sees Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as one of the most prodigious natural talents English football has produced recently but also sees possible dangers
Arsenal have been long aware of Ox’s potential and the Dutch skipper has no doubts and reservations about his talent. But he also claims that the youngster must be nurtured well to become an international star.
Gunners signed the ex-Saints’ winger in August 2011 ahead of other EPL clubs for a fee reported to be worth £15m but they have carefully used his services so far. The 18-year-old made only rare appearances in the first half of the season but he has paid his dues and made his way into Arsene Wenger’s squad. He has played impressively well and scored his first goals as Arsenal shattered Blackburn 7-1 on Saturday.