Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘over the moon’ to see Arsenal mentor return
Arsenal forward says Theo Walcott will help the Gunners improve in coming months
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is “over the moon” to see Theo Walcott return to first-team action after the Arsenal forward’s cameo during their 3-0 victory over Burnley.
The England international got 10 minutes under his belt after the 25-year-old made a full recovery from a knee ligament injury which he sustained in January.
And Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started his career at Southampton like Walcott, is expecting the Arsenal forward to provide a boost to the north London side.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to see him back,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal’s website.
“He’s been a massive part of my career since I’ve been at Arsenal and a big inspiration for me as my mentor, so to see him injured for as long as he was upsetting and disappointing.
“What was better than that, though, was that I saw how professional he was throughout and how positive he stayed, so there’s nobody that deserves success more than he does.
“I’m really happy to see him back and he deserves every success in the rest of the season. I’m sure he’s going to help us.
“We’re coming towards a busy Christmas and New Year schedule where anything can happen. We’ve got a lot of games coming up and we’ve built up a nice bit of momentum with a few good results, so we need to keep building on that.”