According to a report by Henry Winter of the Times, Pep Guardiola is looking to sign Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when he takes over as the new Manchester City manager this summer.
According to Winter, Guardiola would like play Raheem Sterling on the left while Oxlade-Chamberlain would be positioned on the right-hand side.
The Ox reportedly impressed Guardiola during Arsenal’s UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich in March 2014. In the game that ended 1-1, Oxlade-Chamberlin showed Guardiola that he can not only play on the wings but that he can be a force down the middle.
Guardiola will likely be given a great deal of money to invest this summer in order to revamp an ageing City squad and considering Arsenal are yet to pin down the England international to a new deal, Manchester City think that they can persuade him to sign for them.
Recent reports from the Daily Mail suggest that it seems unlikely Oxlade-Chamberlain would make a switch to another London club, which leaves the door wide open for a transfer to Manchester.