By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger believes new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the brightest talents in English football.

The teenager was among the hottest properties in the transfer market this summer and was reportedly sought after by a number of Premier League clubs before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract with Arsenal on Monday.

Wenger has a history of nurturing great potential into real Premier League pedigree and he feels Oxlade-Chamberlain is destined for big things in the future.

“We feel he will be one of the big English talents of the future,” said the manager. “We want to build a strong base of local players.

“He has exceptional qualities. We were after this boy for a long time and we believe in him.”

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12 Aug 2011