ARSENAL’S Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is believed to have been offered to West Ham this summer.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is poised to stage a clear-out at the end of the season following the club’s title failure with several big-name players set to be moved on.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was one of the most exciting talents in the country when he moved to Arsenal from Southampton in 2011, has struggled to earn a regular starting spot at the Emirates ahead of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla, while teenager Alex Iwobi has also now moved above him in the pecking order.
While West Ham have emerged as a possible destination for the 22-year-old attacker, Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier suggested the Ox should rejoin the Saints to revive his outstanding talents under Ronald Koeman.
Le Tissier told Mirror Sport: “He’s a very good player. He’s obviously suffered with injuries in the last couple of seasons so he’s not really been a regular in that Arsenal side.
“If the boy wants to play regular first team football and to be a first choice in the team then sure it’s realistic. It’s not like he’d be dropping down to the bottom half of the table.”
A fresh start would certainly be beneficial for Oxlade-Chamberlain who, although he seems to have been around for a while, is still very young and has plenty of time to fulfil his undoubted potential.
A move to West Ham would allow the Ox to remain in London and would be a huge boost for the ambitious Hammers ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium next season.