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Could Stoke come and rescue Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain?

| 25.07.2017

First he was off to Liverpool, then Chelsea emerged on the scene, but could Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain actually be heading for Stoke City?

The Sun are reporting that the Staffordshire outfit are considering a £25m move for the Arsenal winger.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Gunners contract expires in 12 months time, and with no new deal forthcoming as yet, the North Londoners may well be willing to cash in.

On the face of it a move to the Potters might be considered a step down for the England international.

But Mark Hughes’ side would be able to offer the 23-year-old the thing he craves most – first-team football – and that’s why they might just appeal as the 6/1 option.

While joining Liverpool or Chelsea would keep Oxlade-Chamberlain at the sharp end of the Premier League and in European competition, it’s hard to believe he could hold down a starting position at Anfield or Stamford Bridge.

At Stoke however, it’s likely he would play week-in week-out and potentially shine under Hughes’ open style of football.

And with a spot in England’s 2018 World Cup squad to aim for, that might be the best way for the former Southampton man to go about next season.

There is a risk though. Fail to dazzle at Stoke, just like Jack Wilshere did at Bournemouth last term, and his career could fizzle out before he turns 25.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain club after summer transfer window

Chelsea – 5/4

Liverpool – 7/2

Stoke City – 6/1

Manchester City – 20/1

Everton – 25/1

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.