Oxlade-Chamberlain targeted by Premier League rival


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s underwhelming Arsenal career could finally come to an end this summer, reports the Mirror.

The newspaper claim that after another relatively disappointing season, the attacking midfielder could be sold for around £30million – with Manchester United the surprise takers.

The England international is one of a number of players at the club whose future is up in the air, not least because it remains unclear whether Arsene Wenger will still be in charge next season.

Yet, Jose Mourinho sees him as part of his plans, and could offer the Gunners Chris Smalling in return.

With Per Mertesacker unlikely to feature much next season and Rob Holding yet to nail down a regular place in the first team, Arsenal are reportedly interested in Smalling to bolster their options at centre-back.


Memphis Depay’s departure for Lyon in January has freed up a space in the United squad for a player like Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Yet, given how little game time Memphis enjoyed, it’s difficult to envisage Chamberlain featuring much either unless someone like Anthony Martial leaves Old Trafford.

Chamberlain has managed just three league goals in his last two seasons, but Mourinho seems to think he can get the best out of him and mould the 23-year-old into the kind of player who would fit United’s system perfectly.

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