Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on how Chelsea legend gave him belief to be a professional player

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has disclose how Gianfanco Zola helped inspire him to become a Premier League player, saying the Chelsea legend’s success, despite his diminutive frame, motivated him as a little boy.

“I was always quite a small player so I used to look up to him and think you did not have to be the biggest to be the best,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. Oxlade-Chamberlain named Zola as one of his four PL Idols while growing up.