Liverpool, Manchester United & Chelsea monitoring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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A host of the Premier League's biggest clubs – and West Ham – are monitoring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's situation at Arsenal and could make a move if Arsene Wenger decides to sell.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool, Manchester City, United and Chelsea would all be keen to sign the England international in the summer transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has seen his season hampered by a number of injury problems but has struggled to break into the first team even when he has been fit.

Competing with Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott and even Aaron Ramsey for a space on the right-wing, it is not inconceivable that the 22-year-old could fall completely out of Wenger's plans if his form and fitness do not improve.

He has managed 33 appearances this season but 16 of those have come from the substitute's bench and after arriving at the Emirates with so much promise, he has so far failed to deliver on it.

Plenty of interest

However, as an exciting, pacey, technical homegrown talent, Oxlade-Chamberlain would not be short of offers if either he or Arsenal decide on a parting ways at the end of the season.

West Ham, who themselves have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League, would, of course, be able to offer him more first-team football than any of the aforementioned teams, but a move to one of the league's biggest outfits will surely be more tempting.

Chelsea have held a long-term interest in the player. It was reported last summer that Jose Mourinho demanded the winger in part-exchange for Petr Cech. That obviously did not work out but they remain open to a straight cash deal.

Like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool will unlikely be able to offer Oxlade-Chamberlain Champions League football next term, but any financial package is likely to surmount anything West Ham can offer.

But will he leave?

With so much value placed on homegrown stars, Arsenal could, in theory, make quite a lot of money on Oxlade-Chamberlain if they did decide to sell, but to what avail?

Clearly a huge talent, the former Southampton star still has plenty of time to reach his potential. Indeed, Arsenal fans did not see the best of Francis Coquelin until the Frenchman was 23-years-old.

While it may seem like his best days are passing him by, Oxlade-Chamberlain is still at the beginning of what could be a highly successful career with the Gunners.

As Manchester United fans will tell you, it would nonsensical to sell a talented homegrown to a main rival. They would certainly take Danny Welbeck back for £16m any day.

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