Everton and Manchester City are set to lock horns in a battle for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports from The Mirror.
The 23-year-old is still not a regular feature in Arsene Wenger’s side and admitted on Goals on Sunday earlier this season that a time will come, sooner rather than later, that he will have to assess his options in order to get more game time at a crucial time in his career.
The former Southampton man, who followed in the footsteps of winger Theo Walcott in joining the Gunners from the south coast as a youngster, supposedly impressed Manchester City manger Pep Guardiola when he took on Arsenal as Bayern Munich manager two years ago.
However, he will face a battle to land a deal for the England international, with Everton boss – and another former Saint – Ronald Koeman looking to bring him to Goodison Park.
Whilst a choice between The Etihad and Goodison may seem trivial, if it’s game time Chamberlain is after, it will be a tough decision.