Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that Calum Chambers’ early performances for Arsenal underline his vast potential.

The 19-year-old has filled in at centre-back in the absence of Per Mertesacker, and delivered a series of stand-out displays for his new club.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been hugely impressed by his fellow Southampton graduate and says the best is yet to come from him.

I thought he was superb for a 19-year-old playing centre back, against really good players

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“I'm just trying to take Calum under my wing and show him the ropes,” the England international told Arsenal Player. “He's a really good lad and everyone really likes him - the boys really want to go out of their way to help him bed in.

“We saw him play for Arsenal for the first time at the Emirates Cup and I thought he was superb for a 19-year-old playing centre back, against really good players. I thought he looked very assured and he's going to be a great talent for the club.

“It's really good to see him here. It's almost weird because I can remember being in his position a few years ago - coming from Southampton to a big club like Arsenal - even though Southampton is a big club.

“But to come to a team like Arsenal, he's playing with players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. When you move to a team like Arsenal it's very surprising to start off with, but he has settled in really quickly and all the boys love him.

“He's already trying to look after me, he's on the pitch trying to tell me to switch on and that's a really good sign because it shows he's feeling confident and comfortable and that's what we like to see.

“He seems like he's enjoying himself so I think he's going to have a good time here.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 13 Aug 2014