With all the talk over the past couple of weeks surrounding the future of Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the Emirates, it is no surprise that many of the so called smaller clubs in the Premier League have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old, given the fact he has failed to nail down a place in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI.
Many people claim that the once England prodigy has not developed into the kind of player his former potential suggested, and now that he is not playing regular football for Arsenal it could be in his best interests to leave the club.
Of the clubs interested in the former Southampton academy player, West Ham appear to be the leaders with the Brentwood Gazette claiming the Hammers would be willing to pay £15 million to take him with them to the Olympic Stadium.
Now however a surprise player in the transfer game has appeared in Manchester City’s manager in waiting Pep Guardiola, with The Times claiming that the Bayern Munich trainer is a big fan and has instructed the hierarchy at the Etihad to make enquiries about brining Oxlade-Chamberlain to join him in his new project at Manchester City.
While the allure of playing for Guardiola in a star studded team that is being put together to win the Champions League may be appealing, if its regular football the youngster is after, West Ham would almost certainly prove to be the better option.