Arsenal Homing In On Southampton's Alex
This will be very disturbing news to the vast majority of Saints fans as we have prayed that the youngster chooses to stay put.
The Arsenal boss is not normally as open about potential signings until he is more than confident of a deal.
This means that he is extremely confident of getting his man. Indeed his comments about Chamberlain show he is very optimistic the 17-year-old will be a Gunner before the end of the January transfer window.
It is also possible that Chamberlain has decided to rebuff approaches from other top Premier League clubs so that he can follow in the footsteps of Theo Walcott by making the switch from St Mary`s to the Emirates.
When asked if he knew anything about that, Wenger is reported to have said, "I think, if that is right, that is a very good decision."
Alex is reported to have said that he would like to stay with Saints for the remainder of the season before leaving.
Whilst this would lesson the blow slightly I would prefer to see him stay as a fully contracted player and not as a loanie.
That way we might even get a better deal with us hopefully being newly ensconced in the Championship.