Arsenal’s rising star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might become the next high potential national squad player for England sooner than everybody thought as Capello is planning on calling him up for the friendly match against Holland from the end of the month.
Capello seems set to get Chamberlain ready for this season’s EURO 2012, and the game against Holland is the perfect moment to do that.
“Obviously it [England call-up] would be very nice, but I have just got to keep my feet on the ground and take it step by step.”, declared Chamberlain.
“I am focusing on Arsenal at the moment, and am in the under-21 squad. All I can do is concentrate on what I am involved in.”
Having already won the U-21 call-up and proven his worth for the youth national team squad, Chamberlain is now readier than ever to make the move to the senior squad after some impressive appearances for Arsenal.
Those performances and also the first two goals in his career in the Premiership caught Capello’s eye and Chamberlain might continue his phenomenal rise with a call-up to the national squad. Sure, he’s not yet ready to help the squad in a real way, but till the summer a lot can change and the Gunner might even become a first team player if he keeps progressing at this rate. Do you think he’ll be able to catch a first team spot?