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Report: Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to leave Arsenal

Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal evades Rafinha of Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Emirates Stadium on March 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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A report says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready for the next chapter, regardless of whether Arsene Wenger stays at Arsenal.

The 24-times capped England international has played everywhere but center back and goalkeeper for Arsenal this season, making 35 appearances in all competitions while providing six goals and seven assists.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, arrived from Southampton in 2011 for a price believed to range between $15-18 million.

But he’s grown frustrated with his role at the Emirates and is prepared to leave town, or so says a report from Sky Sports:

Oxlade-Chamberlain feels he has been taken for granted by Arsenal and is frustrated by limited first-team opportunities and a lack of contract talks, despite having only 15 months left on his present deal.

Given his versatility and status in the England squad, “Ox” would fetch quite a fee this summer, even with just a year left on his current contract. Perhaps it’s a ploy to get contract talks started, but we imagine bidders will be lining up for the Englishman’s services.

Where would he fit? This is total speculation, of course, but Oxlade-Chamberlain would slide in neatly at Southampton, Everton, West Ham, and even Manchester United. There’s a bit of James Milner utility to his game, and the ceiling’s a bit higher due to his relatively young age.

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