Blow For Arsenal As Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Has Little Chance Of Signing New Contract, Liverpool On High Alert

Aakarsh / 12 July 2017

Arsene Wenger failed to take his side to the Champions League for the next season as Arsenal failed to finish in the top-4 for the first time in 20-years under their French manager.

They did manage to lift the FA Cup on the final day of the campaign, helping save Wenger’s position in the club for the next two years.

However, not much is going well for the Gunners this summer.

They have added the likes of Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette to their ranks already this summer but they are now set to lose two of the most important players of their squad before the start of the next season.

While Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez is rejecting offer after offer from Arsenal for a new deal, the Gunners are now in danger of losing the versatile midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Arsenal confident of a deal

The 23-year old midfielder joined the Emirates outfit as a teenager and grew on to establish himself in the senior squad under Wegner.

He was terrific in the previous season as well, impressing with his tireless displays in more than one position in the squad.

Wenger recently revealed that he likes the youngster and the losing him was not an option.

I personally think it is vital that Chamberlain stays at Arsenal,” he said.

“We bought him when he was very young, we have built him up and I think he has a great mentality, Wenger said in an interview.

However, he has never been able to win a regular place in the first team under the manager.

He has just a year left on his contract at the Emirates and extending it will mean that he will not be able to quit the club for at least a couple of years, which might stunt his growth even further.

The Ox definitely quitting

This has seen him unsettled at the club and reports suggest that he has officially decided that he will quit the club this summer.

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According to English news outfit Sky Sports, Oxlade-Chamberlain has rejected all contract offers with the club and is up for sale in the current transfer market.

The report claims that the chances of the ‘Ox’ signing a new deal are ‘virtually nil’.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are extensively linked with a move for the midfielder and are reportedly ready to meet his valuation of around £25m this summer.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested and it will be interesting to see where he will play next season.