I think that most Arsenal fans agree with Arsene Wenger on the issue of Alexis Sanchez and refusing to sell the Chile international star despite the fact that our striker will almost certainly walk away for nothing next summer unless the boss can somehow persuade him to sign a new contract, which looks very unlikely.
I am not sure that we would all say the same about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain though, despite the fact that the England international is looking good in his new wing back role. The Ox does not hold the same importance to Arsenal as Alexis does, by any stretch of the imagination, and he would not be as hard to replace either.
So with The Mirror reporting that Chamberlain is set to reject the new contract on offer to him, even though it is reportedly worth well over £100,000 a week, perhaps Wenger needs to consider selling him and doing it fast so he has time to bring another transfer in before the window closes.
I would not say it even needs to be a like for like, because we already have Bellerin on the right and the new man Kolasinac looks better further forward than in a three man defence. I do not like the idea of selling to a Premier League rival but if Chelsea are offering good money for a player who will leave for nothing very soon and who is not vital to our season, is it not better to take the cash?