Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a target for Liga sides Valencia and Sevilla following his comments at the weekend that he could be tempted to leave Arsenal in search of regular football.
The England international admitted on Sunday that he is growing frustrated at a lack of minutes at the Emirates and could contemplate a move should the situation not change.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has made just three Premier League starts for Arsenal so far this season and was only a late substitute in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Swansea.
Competition for places in the Gunners midfield is fierce and with Theo Walcott in scintillating form Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chances of cementing a regular place look slim currently.
Spanish outlet El Gol Digital claim that his recent comments about his future have alerted Valencia and Sevilla who are looking for a pacy player to strengthen their attack.
Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted it can be difficult to keep hold of good players in his press conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Ludogorets but also insisted he rated Oxlade-Chamberlain.
While the midfielder certainly seems ready to contemplate leaving the club at the end of the season should his current lack of football continue whether he would be tempted to test himself abroad remains to be seen.
Of the latest England squad only Joe Hart is playing his football outside of the Premier League and English footballers have rarely been willing to test themselves in foreign climes in recent years.
Although it would perhaps not be a surprise to see Oxlade-Chamberlain leave in order to progress his career, a move to Spain – even though it might offer the chance to broaden his football knowledge – would be something of a surprise.