Southampton Lead Race To Sign This Arsenal Star! – Reports

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This summer, it may just be a case of returning to where it all begun with rumours making the round that Southampton are very much interested in Arsenal speedster Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.

The 22-year-old who moved to the Emirates in a £15million deal back in 2011 from St Mary has occasionally turned out impressive performances for the Gunners though consistency remains an issue.

Despite his five years in North London, Chamberlain has not really nailed down a spot in the starting line-up, the winger has so far racked up an impressive 22 appearances in the League this season but more than half of those have been from the bench.

With the winger at a stage where regular football is very crucial and having just two years left to run on his current deal, its no surprise several Premier League sides are interested in luring him away from the Emirates. The Daily Star reports that chief amongst them is Southampton who have made him their priority summer transfer target while the Daily Mirror via the same outlet can reveal that Ronald Koeman is ready offer the England international the vice-captaincy as well as making him the club’s highest-paid player.

Chamberlain is a favourite of Wenger and the gaffer has in the past stated the need to keep him at the club but with the reshaping of the squad expected to take place this summer, the future of the Ox seems uncertain.

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