Arsenal Skipper In Awe Of New Wayne RooneyMarch 26 | Posted by C.M. | > News, English Premier League highlights
Arsenal’s 18-year old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been tipped for greatness. The Gunners’ latest acquisition has risen to stardom in his debut season and has been earning plaudits from every corner of the footballing world, and this time around his captain Robin van Persie is singing praises of the pacy attacker, and has likened him to Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
Van Persie said, ”Alex can have a big impact. He has everything you need, I’m sure he has a bright future for Arsenal and England.
“He’s shown that already in a couple of games.
“He has pace, he is clever, knows when to pass, when to keep the ball and has good technique.
“He’s a bit like Rooney, who I rate highly. Rooney’s a big player and a good all-rounder who can score goals, provide assists and make nice runs — he has a bit of everything.
“And although Alex plays on the left or right — whereas Rooney plays more through the middle — that could change in the future. They are both good all-round players.”