Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fronts new documentary that looks at the power of football on youngsters


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Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is to front a new documentary for BT Sport that looks at the power of football.

The 21-year-old midfielder, charts football-inspired success stories, from an unemployed youngster in Sheffield to a young person with HIV in Tanzania.

Matty, from Sheffield, used the confidence gained from football charity Street League to secure employment as trainer assistant at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

The documentary also follows Eladi in Tanzania, a young man who used the charity TackleAfrica to come to terms with his illness and integrate back into his community.

"You cannot over-estimate the positive impact that football has on young people," said Oxlade-Chamberlain.

"I’ve experienced it myself in my own career first hand through my career with Southampton, Arsenal and England. The stories of Matty and Eladi and others in this film are a real inspiration."


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain presents a new documentary, Football Stories with The Ox, which explores the positive influence football has on young people and highlights the work of The Supporters Club, BT Sport’s charitable initiative.

It premieres on BT Sport 2 on Sunday May 31 at 3.30pm and online at