Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hopes old club Southampton will have enough about them to stay in the Barclays Premier League, but will be going all out to maintain the Gunners' momentum with a fifth-straight win on New Year's Day.

Oxlade-Chamberlain came through the Southampton Academy before catching the eye of several top-flight clubs and eventually following Theo Walcott from St Mary's to Emirates Stadium in a big-money move last summer.

"I hope they do stay up. They have got goals in them, but it is just defensively," said Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was on target as Walcott netted a hat-trick in the 7-3 win over Newcastle on Saturday. "That, though, is hard for anyone in the Premier League because there is so much attacking ability."

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