The England worldwide has shone as a right wing-back in Arsenal's 3-4-3 formation and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly sees him playing the same role at Stamford Bridge.
"Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a year left on his contract at Arsenal, they should be breaking the bank to bring that type of player to the club", Cunningham told RTE Sport.
Arsene Wenger has said that he wants Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to remain at Arsenal and grow into the "very great player" he can become (via The Mirror).
The Oxlade-Chamberlain rumors have been circulating for several weeks at this point, with the most recent developments claiming that Chelsea were "poised to make a £25m move".
It's clear that he wants Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the club for many years to come but in order for him to do that, a clear position needs to be defined.
Although he has impressed from the wings, Chamberlain has hopes of having a long career in midfield and at 23, he feels his next contract should assure him of a place in that position.
The report suggests Chelsea's presence in the Champions League - along with a potential pay-rise at Stamford Bridge - could be two key factors as Oxlade-Chamberlain weighs up his future move. "He's had some small injuries but previous year he was much more stable". Arsene Wenger is known to beat around the bush when it comes to spending money, but the Frenchman has to table a new contract offer to the former Southampton man who has shown that he is able to adapt to the new tactical system. Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player.