Fabio Capello has admitted that Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be on the fast-track to success with England.

The 18-year-old moved to the Emirates for an initial £12 million this summer after graduating from the Southampton academy to their first team, and has already made an impact with the Gunners during his limited opportunities.

Goals against Shrewsbury Town and Olympiaco have propelled the player into the spotlight, and the England manager has revealed that the teenager's form has not gone unnoticed.

"I have been impressed with him. He is a really interesting player. He is a good player, who has a lot quality and is playing at a really high level," Capello told FATV.

"He will be a really interesting player for the next friendly games before the Euros, which hopefully will happen for us."

The Three Lions face Spain and Holland, the top two ranked teams in the world, after their final qualifier against Montenegro on Friday night, giving Capello the opportunity to test some of his younger players against the very best.


 

With the likes of Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Daniel Sturridge all participating in the Champions League, as well as pushing for places in Capello's squad, the future is beginning to look bright for the national team.

"For players to score goals in this competition is really important, both to improve and find the confidence in their quality," added Capello.

"It is the same when you play with the national team. When you play in the Premier League, you can score but the whole thing is really normal."

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