Arsenal have offered us Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to MirrorFootball.
The 22-year-old looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, with Arsene Wenger expected to clear out a number of players to make way for fresher personnel this summer.
The report doesn’t shed any light on whether we’re interested in taking him or not, but his availability could spark a bidding war for his services.
The Ox signed for Arsenal from Southampton in 2011 and his since made 149 first-team appearances for the Gunners, scoring 14 goals and notching up 21 assists.
With the club clearly willing to splash the cash this summer, the main question is whether we should spending a large chunk of our summer transfer kitty on a right-winger who, despite showing early signs of promise at both Southampton and Arsenal, hasn’t exactly set the world alight.
He’s still only 22, but since signing for Arsenal The Ox has suffered 10 different injuries which have kept him on the sidelines for 444 days so far, meaning he has spent more than year of his five years with Arsenal injured – missing 84 matches in the process.
Transfermarkt.com value him at £15m, but surely Arsenal would demand a higher fee for him? He’s young and he’s English, which normally means his price tag will be over inflated.
What do you think? We’ll be in the market for a winger should we decide not to make Victor Moses’ loan deal permanent, but does Oxlade-Chamberlain represent good value for money? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.