There has been little said about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not signing a new Arsenal contract this season as the media have been concentrating on the situations with Ozil, Alexis and of course Arsene Wenger. But considering the massive improvement that the young Englishman has shown this year and his tender years, you can say he is even more important to the future of Arsenal Football club than the ageing Sanchez and Ozil.
But the signs are not looking good as he could easily force a move this summer just like the others, and the latest Arsenal rumours are suggesting that Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is keen to take the Ox to Liverpool for a price of around £35million Pounds.
The fact is that, despite his obvious improvement, he still cannot command a regular starting spot at the Emirates, with Wenger insisting that his best position is in the Santi Cazorla role, but not believing the 24 year-old is ready to make it his own. Wenger hinted that there were problems with a new contract this week when he said: “I personally think it is vital that Chamberlain stays at Arsenal,”
“We bought him when he was very young, we have built him up and I think he has a great mentality and a good football brain. It would be a big damage for us to lose this kind of player.”
But the fact is that if Wenger really wanted to keep Alex, then he would have started him more often, and at his age he would want to be an integral part of the first team starting XI. Only starting 12 games this season is hardly going to convince Alex that he is going to be promoted any time soon.
This is one rumour that wouldn’t surprise me if it turned out to be true. Do you think Alex would be better off at Arsenal or Liverpool?