After failing to break into the starting XI plans of Arsene Wenger this term, it has emerged that Bolton Wanderers may take the player on a loan signing this month.
The Trotters will undoubtedly be able to offer the 18 year-old more chances of first team football in the Premier League and also hope that the winger can help them out of their relegation troubles.
Oxlade-Chamberlain completed a £15m move from Southampton over the summer and despite Wenger’s claims that he would frequently deploy the youngster in Premier League football, the player has only featured in two Premier League matches this season.
The Frenchman has also stated that ‘2012 will be the breakthrough year’ for the starlet nicknamed ‘The Ox’, which could be initiated by a successful loan deal.
Recent youths to make impressive progress during loan moves include Tom Cleverley (Wigan), Daniel Sturridge (Bolton) and Jack Wilshere (Bolton).
The success of Jack Wilshere under Owen Coyle in the 2009-10 campaign is particularly intriguing in this case when considering Chamberlain possible future.
Wilshere spent the latter half of the aforementioned campaign at the disposal of the Scot and became a key member of the Trotters’ squad.
Upon his return to the Emirates Stadium, the 20 year-old featured prominently for Arsenal, showcasing his progress over the 2010-11 campaign, racking up an incredible 49 appearances for the North London outfit.
If Oxlade-Chamberlain were to achieve similar growth in the proposed loan move, Wenger’s prediction of 2012 being his ‘breakthrough year’ could come to fruition in the 2012-13 term.
The teenager would undoubtedly rather gain his game time with his current teammates, however the power of a prosperous loan isn’t something to be underestimated.