Southampton are preparing a big money move for Arsenal player Alex Oxalade Chamberlain in the upcoming summer. The 22-year-old joined Arsenal for a price in the region of 15-Million Pounds in 2011.
Chamberlain came through the youth ranks of the Saints before joining Arsenal in the summer of 2011. However, while he was at a tender age of 18 at that time, Southampton received a considerable fee in order to give away his services to the Gunners.
Chamberlain has been frustrated by lack of playing time at the Emirates this Season. Arrival of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez cut short his playing time. However, it is the rise of Joel Campbell and the insistence of Arsene Wenger to use Theo Walcott that has emaciated the playing time for Chamberlain.
In addition to the rise of his fellow team-mates, it is the combination of multiple injuries that has ruined this Season for the 22-year-old. His form hasn’t been great as well as Chamberlain has been reduced to making just 9-starts in the Premier League this Season.
However, if Arsenal decide to get rid of his services, Saints will face stiff competition from Liverpool to acquire the services of the 22-year-old. Liverpool scouts have been in attendance at the Emirates at multiple occasions this Season and they have watched Chamberlain closely this Season.