Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is different to Theo Walcott

The Gunners boss has dismissed the comparisons between the former Southampton players and stated that he sees both youngsters playing centrally in the future
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied that Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the same kind of player.

Summer signing Oxlade-Chamberlain has been likened to the England international since he moved to the Emirates Stadium, and whilst Wenger sees why there are off-field comparisons, he insists the duo are very different players on it.

"They are quite similar types of players but Walcott is a bit more a striker and Oxlade-Chamberlain is more a midfielder," Wenger told the club's official website.
 
"He [Oxlade-Chamberlain] likes more to be in the build-up of things and Walcott is more a guy who makes intelligent runs.

"So they are not that similar as players but they have some similarities physically already. They look the same size, the same type of player.

"But I believe that Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a central midfielder one day and Walcott a central striker [where Wacott believes he is best utilised] one day.

"That shows the difference between the two players."