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The 18-year-old, who was a nominee for the PFA Young Player of the Year, was the favourite in our latest poll, with Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes coming in second

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been tipped for a surprise call-up to England’s Euro 2012 squad by Goal.com readers.

Roy Hodgson is set to announce the 23-man squad at 13:00 BST on Wednesday and the former Southampton man is our readers’ choice to travel to Poland and Ukraine with 41.49 per cent of the vote.

The 18-year-old joined the Gunners from Southampton last summer, for a fee rising to £15 million, from Southampton and has since gone on to make 16 Premier League appearances and four in the Champions League and was a nominee for the Professional Football Association Young Player of the Year.

The choice brings memories of a then 17-year-old Theo Walcott being picked for England’s World Cup 2006 squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson, the difference being that Oxlade-Chamberlain has top-flight experience and our readers believe he can make an impact.

Paul Scholes, who returned from retirement in January to boost Manchester United’s bid for a 20th Premier League title, was a relatively close second with 31.71%.

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The 37-year-old, who retired from international football in 2004, revitalised the Red Devils in the title run-in, also making 16 appearances, and was a nominee for the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year.

Norwich City striker Grant Holt polled third with 17.27% of the vote.

The 31-year-old scored 15 Premier League goals in his debut season in England’s top flight, the second-highest English goalscorer during the 2011-12 season, and has been touted by fans and some sections of the media as having a credible shout for inclusion in Hodgson’s squad.

The other three options were Liverpool's Joe Cole, currently on loan at Lille, who managed just 5.65% of votes.

Cole has not featured for England since the World Cup 2010 campaign, and has recently spoken of his hope of being one of Team GB’s three over-23 players in the summer Olympic Games.

Aside from those four, uncapped pair Swansea City striker Danny Graham and Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy were chosen by just 1.95% of readers each.

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