Arsenal flyer could be handed Italian call - reports

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could receive a call-up to England's squad next week for the friendly with Sweden.

The 18-year-old, who has scored twice since his summer move from Southampton, has produced some impressive performances for The Gunners as well as the England Under-21's.

With England already qualified for Euro 2012, back-to-back friendly's against Spain and Sweden will give manager Fabio Capello an opportunity to look at his fringe players ahead of next summer's finals.

The likes of Bobby Zamora, Jack Rodwell and Scott Carson have all earned a call-up, and one of Arsenal's new recruits is now in line.

Chamberlain would be in contention for one of four wide spot in Capello's squad, with fellow Arsenal teammate Theo Walcott one of those favourite for the role, alongside Ashley Young, Stewart Downing and Adam Johnson.

The potential move is likely to upset Arsene Wenger, who is worried his Arsenal players will suffer from burnout because of their international commitments.

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