Arsenal have reportedly offered Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to fellow Premier League club West Ham United following the wingers disappointing season.
The 22-year-old has apparently run out of ‘second chances’ with the Gunners after another average season that failed to capture any real run of form.
And in a campaign that has left the pressure solely on Arsene Wenger’s shoulders, the boss is now ready to make some big changes this summer, with the England international one of the first to be axed.
It has been rumoured for some time that the midfielder was on his last legs in North London, and now The Mirror have confirmed that his time is up in a red and white shirt.
The report states that his services have already been offered to The Hammers, who have been sniffing around his availability for some time since he began to fall out of favour in the starting XI.
Arsenal have done good business with Slaven Bilic’s side before, having loaned Carl Jenkinson at the opening of this campaign, a move that eventually ended due to injury.
Attention has now turned from whether or not the winger will leave; to where exactly he will end up in the summer in a move that will inevitably help both parties.
Despite his 24 caps The Ox doesn’t look to be heading to this summer’s Euro’s following a knee injury and lack of time to table a serious run of performances.
And with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell to compete with for a place on the flanks, it seems as if he may want to call time on his career at the Emirates.
As long as Arsene Wenger is at the club so too will Walcott after the boss worked tirelessly on trying to wrap up a deal for his long-term services back in 2014.
The pair play a very similar style of football and it looks as if Chamberlain has pulled the short straw, and Arsenal will want to cash in on their man whilst the bids are hot.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton have also been linked with having interest, but Arsenal are happy to do business with the Hammers on terms that could already have been agreed.