Though there is rightful excitement from Arsenal fans about seeing Oxlade-Chamberlain in action, there have to be doubts over spending such a significant fee on the player when other areas of the team are more urgently in need of reinforcement.
Ultimately, he is a player with just 36 first-team league appearances, all of which have been in League One. Clearly he is a player with potential, but to spend 15 million pounds (albeit a lot of which will be in add-ons) on a teenage winger when the defence is in much greater need of strengthening seems something of an error in judgement by Wenger.
Though it may be unlikely that Wenger will throw the young player into the first team straight away, it would not be surprising to see him appear in cup competitions and perhaps as a substitute in league games.
It will be a season of settling in for for Oxlade-Chamberlain, but it cannot be ignored that Wenger may be better off focusing on his side's immediate problems, given their trophy drought rather than their future issues.
This is not to say he should completely ignore the development of young players, but his current first XI should take priority.