The Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott believes that the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the last few weeks will give Fabio Capello a “good headache” when he has to decide who to take with him to this summers Euro 2012 tournament.
Walcott couldn’t hide his admiration for the 18 year-old and thinks The Ox will now keep his place in the Arsenal first team as well, despite his age. Walcott said: “He’s very direct and he likes to get at players, which is what any Arsenal fan likes to see,”
“He has plenty of confidence and is young – he’s a player who nobody in the Premier League has faced before so he’s totally new to the game.
“He’s learning every day in training and you can see now that he is getting games, which is very important. I think with the way he is playing at the moment he will keep that position.
“It was nice to see us both playing well and hopefully we can just continue to do it for Arsenal now. You never know what might happen with England.
“We have plenty of pace in this England team now. It’s not just Alex and me, it’s the likes of Stewart Downing and Ashley Young too – there’s so many I don’t want to leave anybody out.
“There are plenty of options for the manager [Fabio Capello] so he’s going to have a good headache I’m sure.”
Capello could certainly take all four of them to the Euros, but who would he actually pick to play when it comes to the crunch?