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Five young players to watch in Arsenal's tour of Asia

Goonersphere
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Modified 13 Jul 2013, 01:22 IST
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It was a bizarre season for Wenger and his men. The season started brightly but started to fizzle out midway. Nevertheless, Arsenal  still managed to finish above North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs

Moving forward, now the Gunners are off to Asia for their pre-season tour.

For us, a lot of first team players like Giroud and Chamberlain along with youngsters such as Chuba Akpom and Ryo Miyaichi will be hoping to have an impact.

The Gunners have named several youngsters in the preseason squad – promising midfielders Kristoffer Olsson and Gedion Zelalem have been included in the travelling party.

Chuks Aneke, Thomas Eisfeld and Serge Gnabry have also made the trip, but there is no place for Nico Yennaris and Damian Martinez in the squad who have been left home and will take on Conference South Side, Sutton United today.

So, these are the five guys we should have an eye on:

1) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal Training Session

We start with the former Saints man. The perilous winger is known for his agility and guile to tear down opposition defences. He had a remarkable second season at the Arsenal Football Club but fizzled out in his second season.

Chamberlain made 25 appearances in the league this season, out of which only 11 were starts and contributed to a mere four goals for The Gunners this season, scoring one and assisting three. The former Saints man ended the season on a high with a top notch performance against Newcastle in a defensive midfield role.

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The 2013 – 2014 season will be a colossal season for the young winger. Chamberlain will be hoping to make a mark during Arsenal’s preseason tour.

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Published 12 Jul 2013, 20:59 IST
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