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Chelsea target Arsenal winger in sensational transfer swoop

Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal and Chelsea fans have come to blows in the Transfer Tavern this afternoon, as they argue after reports suggesting the two London rivals could complete a shocking piece of business together.

The SunĀ claims Chelsea are eying Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, who seems destined for a high-profile exit this summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to make a permanent impression in the first-team in the last four years, making more appearances as a substitute (49) in the Premier League than games that he has started (46).

With Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Joel Campbell and others to compete with, a regular debate amongst Gooners in the bar is whether the former Southampton prodigy can become a regular starter for the Gunners.

However, suggestions of a sale to Chelsea have really riled-up our punters in the wrong way with it being stated that the Blues are long-term admirers of the 22-year-old.

Whilst the 24-cap England ace has struggled to make a lasting impression, our landlord believes that’s largely down to his poor injury record and that the wide-man has an excellent future ahead of him with Arsenal.

With Jack Wilshere, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Calum Chambers amongst the young contingent within Arsenal with vast first-team experience already, there’s a real sense of optimism amongst the fans for the years ahead.

Arsenal fans, would you let Chelsea snatch Oxlade-Chamberlain? Let us know in the comments below!

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