Arsenal have reportedly offered Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to West Ham United with a view of pushing through a transfer this summer.
According to The Mirror, the 22-year-old will be available at the end of the season, which in turn is likely to alert several interested parties with many in the Premier League.
It comes as part of Arsene Wenger’s reported push to have a clear-out with several players set to be moved on after their failure to win silverware this season.
While that is arguably the only real choice that the Frenchman has if he is to stay in his current position, his immediate priority will be to secure third place this year in order to ensure his side seal direct qualification into the group stages of the Champions League.
However, Oxlade-Chamberlain may not be a part of that as after his move to the Emirates in 2011, the former Southampton ace hasn’t reached a level that many expected him to after showing such early promise in his career.
Although he has had to compete with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in that time, he has fallen further down the pecking order with Alex Iwobi now emerging as the top talent at the club.
Having failed to progress and develop in the way that Arsenal had hoped, it is perhaps the right time for the Gunners to consider their options ahead of what will be a massively important season for them next year.
Wenger has been widely criticised for their failed title push this season, with many believing that this was their best chance in years to end their wait for the Premier League crown given the struggles of their main rivals.
However, as they prepare to end the campaign empty-handed, a shuffle of the squad appears to be make sense with those individuals who have disappointed being cut in favour of fresh faces to lead a new challenge.