If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right and our England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to move to another club, the fact we could get over £30 million for him now instead of losing him for nothing in a year will persuade Arsene Wenger and the board to accept his departure.
We may still have some say in the matter even so. Arsenal do not have to sell after all so if Wenger would prefer to see the player not sign for a particular club he could block it. The problem there is that both of the clubs being linked with the 24-year old are direct Premier League rivals, so which of Liverpool and Chelsea would we prefer to sell to?
You would have to say that Chelsea are the more fancied of the two teams for this season’s EPL title and we do not really want to help them, but would Chamberlain really give them a big boost? If the reports about his reasons for leaving being unhappy in the new wing back role he might struggle at Stamford Bridge, where they have very strong players like Hazard, Moses and Pedro further forward.
You could also be a bit more negative and say that Liverpool are bigger rivals to Arsenal, maybe not for the title but for the top four and a Champions League place and so it would make more sense to sell to Chelsea than the Scousers. After the defeat at Anfield it is hard for Arsenal fans to even consider us as tile challengers but maybe it also muddied the waters further by suggesting the Liverpool could be up for the title and Chelsea the top four.
What do you guys think?