Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin his key summer target ahead of next season, according to reports from The Mirror.
Chamberlin has re-invented himself since moving to central midfield role last month and has attracted an interest from several Premier League clubs.
According to The Mirror, Manchester United, Everton and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Chamberlin, who is yet to receive a new contract from The Gunners.
Chamberlin has shared his frustration at not getting regular playing time earlier in the season when he claimed: “There comes a time in your career where you have to re-evaluate things and think: ‘Is that going to be here or elsewhere?’
“As a footballer, you want to play every game. Me being myself, I’m not happy when I’m not playing.
“There is going to come a time in my career, and I think I’m approaching that, when I do need to be getting more regular football.”
Face of Football’s take
A lot has been said about Arsenal selling their players to Manchester City, however, barring Gael Clichy, no one has really made it big at The Etihad.
Having said that, Chamberlin could be the most influential player to have joined City from The Emirates. The Englishman is likely to cost City in the region of £30million.