Premier League rival preparing swoop for first-team Arsenal international

Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned that one of their prized talents could be snatched away from them by a rival, with the Gooners at the bar angrily slamming their pints down in disbelief.

The Brentwood Gazette says West Ham United are preparing to make a summer swoop for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as Slaven Bilic’s side look for marquee signings to bolster the squad ahead of an inaugural season at the Olympic Stadium.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been at Arsenal since he was snatched from Southampton as a teenager and, despite impressing, the England international has failed to nail down a regular starting berth at the Emirates Stadium.

With competition in North London increasing, as Oxlade-Chamberlain has to rival Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Joel Campbell for a spot out-wide, West Ham are looking to lodge a bid of £15m to tempt the winger to move across London.

Our landlord can’t see this happening though as he believes Arsene Wenger wouldn’t dare sell one of his prized English core and, despite Oxlade-Chamberlain’s struggles, he still has the potential to be a quality player.

Arsenal fans, would you cash-in on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Let us know in the comments below!

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