Southampton youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has claimed that he is ready for the Premier League.
The ASE graduate completed his Apprenticeship last month and has been the centre of attention throughout the summer with various top flight clubs being linked to the winger.
The 17-year old has spoken publicly about the position he is currently in and is keen to seal a move to a ‘top-four club’.
“I’ve heard Arsenal are in for me and to join a top-four club is what I hope for,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told the Sun.
“When the bus comes along, you have to jump on it and make the most of your opportunities. It’s not every day you get a chance like that.”
“I believe in my own ability and that I have what it takes to play in the Premier League.”
“I’ve been at Southampton since I was seven and enjoyed every minute of it. They’ve brought me up in a really good way. The fans and the manager have been great and the club have made me what I am today.”
“But I feel it’s time for the next step. The way I see it, the Premier League is where I aspire to play. You aren’t at the top of the game until you get there.”
Since his debut Oxlade-Chamberlain has made over 40 appearance in which he has scored 10 goals.