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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily linked with a move back to his former club Southampton this summer (via the Mirror), and rather worryingly he’s been seen linking up with his old teammates recently.
The Arsenal star was snapped at St Mary’s for club captain Kelvin Davis’ testimonial match, meeting up with some of his old teammates and the current players at the club.
He put this image up on his Instagram account, showing just how close he still is with the Southampton lot.
While this is unlikely to mean anything at all in terms of transfer speculation, the more comfortable the Ox feels at Southampton the more open he’d likely be to a potential return.
In all honesty it’s hard to see the Ox leaving the club this summer, as he’s still incredibly young and Arsene Wenger has put a huge amount of time and money into him. He’s got all the physical attributes required to be truly world class, and if he can improve his mental attributes as he matures then the sky is the limit.
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The squad definitely needs a bit of a revamp this summer, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shouldn’t be among the casualties. It would be incredibly disappointing if we were to sell the versatile young star and then see him blossom with another club, so we need to give him a little more time.