Posted on June 25, 2017 by ADMIN

Crunch time for Arsenal as contract talks begin

Arsenal have a whole host of players approaching the last year of their contracts at the Emirates, and according to a report today, the first one to be going in to Arsene Wenger’s office is the 23 year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

A few months ago I would have thought it impossible that the Ox would not re-sign and as Wenger said ‘It would be a disaster if he left Arsenal’, but now there seems to be a lot more uncertainty. It is rumoured that Arsenal are willing to increase his current ยฃ70,000-a-week deal to ยฃ100,000-a-week which is certainly not to be sniffed at whatever age you are.

But we don’t know what has been going on behind the scenes, and whether Liverpool have told his agent that they are willing to pay more or not, and we don’t know whether other clubs, like Chelsea, could maybe even offer him a ridiculous wage to turn his head.

This is going to be a tough time for Wenger, with contract talks with Ozil, Alexis, Szczesny, Gibbs, Chambers and quite a few others as he tries to save money on the wage bill while keeping everybody happy with pay increases as well!

It is no wonder that the Gunners have brought in a specialist negotiator in Huss Fahmy to help with the contract talks, or else Wenger would have no time at all to go out and buy new players!


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13 thoughts on “Crunch time for Arsenal as contract talks begin

  1. gotanidea

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    1. Frank

      Add Debuchy and Wilshere to that list.

      Arsenal need to start promoting more academy players and Martinez is ready to be Cechs back up.

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    2. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      @ Got-No-Idea
      ยฃ20 million for Ozil? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰ Get a real real playmaker? ๐Ÿ˜‚

      The thing is that Ozil hasn’t lost his abilities of being an assist king, the main issue is that there is no real out & out strikers at Arsenal and when we only have a little midget bulldog always screaming for the ball who more often than not gives the ball away, well, that makes Ozil’s job more difficult and uninspiring.

      Yup and Gibbs is sooo quick and good at attacking that no one wants to pay ยฃ15 million for him. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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      1. gotanidea

        Ozil is a very unselfish player and has great eyes for good chances. We can say he is an assist king, but a playmaker he is not.

        A real playmaker should be able to dictate the tempo and possess the ball more than three touches consistently under heavy pressures. Someone like Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Cazorla, Sanchez, Neymar, Verratti and Zidane. You can rewatch how they played as compared to how Ozil played.

        That screaming “little midget bulldog” happened to contribute more than Ozil in the last three seasons. A player in his and Ozil’s positions should not play safe with backpasses and sidepasses, but should release more forward through balls, that was why he often lost the ball.

        Watch how Messi and Neymar play sometimes, and count how many times they lost the ball. Their positions are not for players that likes to play safe to avoid injuries and to avoid the blames. In Barcelona, they have Andre Gomes that plays like this and he is a typical Arsenal’s midfielder.

        I’m not saying Ozil is not a good player. It’s just his playing style is not suitable for Arsenal’s current football style. Unless if Arsenal suddenly changes their system in the upcoming season.

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  2. frustrated gunner

    ox on 100k? for what? he is another walcot suuking the money out of arsenal for nothing.
    ***keep ozil,alexis,kos plz.who cares if players like ramsey ox walcot wilshire stays or leaves (fillers)

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  3. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    Reports are suggesting that if Wenger can’t get Mbappe, he will bid ยฃ40 million for Martial. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰Ooookay, as if Mo would sell to Arsenal.

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  4. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    It’s beyond jokes how some of these players contracts were left to run down. More likely than not ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘‰ it was all to do with keeping the money in the Bank.

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    1. Robin Vanpayslip

      My guess is that Wenger just got around to it because he is the world’s biggest procrastinator

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  5. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    West Ham fans moaning at being linked to a ยฃ25 million bid for Walcott ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      He will probably end up winning the Golden boot playing as a lone striker for them. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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  6. Perfeect Ndlovu

    Chambers still has plenty left on his contract but Gibbs? Why in earth would we try to offer him a better contract so he can kick back on the treatment table? Clear out the perennial underarchievers

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