Would Arsenal fans happily swap the Ox for Chelsea’s Matic?

Alex oxlade-chamberlainThere have been several Arsenal transfer rumours stating that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, probably along with Alexis Sanchez, has no intention of extending their current Arsenal contracts, and as we have heard no news on any contract talks lately there is no reason not to believe that this could be true.

If so, then Arsene Wenger will have to decide whether to let him run his contract down or cash in on him this summer. Towards the end of last season Wenger said that it would be a ‘disaster’ for the club if the Ox did not stay with the Gunners. But he may simply have no choice….

Nemanja Matic is also unsure about his future with the League Champions since Antonio Conte brought in Tiemoue Bakayoko to add some more steel to the Chelsea midfield. This could leave Matic as a fringe player along with Cesc Fabregas and he is surely too good to be simply left on the bench most of the season?

So now it is being reported that Arsenal have approached Chelsea with an offer for Matic which includes using Oxlade-Chamberlain as a tempting lure to make a swap deal. It has already been repòrted that Conte was keeping an eye on the Ox’s contract talks (what contract talks?) and was considering making a bid for the Englishman.

So what do you think? If the Ox won’t sign a contract should Wenger try and swap him for Matic?



  1. Richarse says:

    I’ll take matic any day

    1. Goonermay68 says:

      All day long. Matic is/ has been a champion. Ox is a liability how many goals has he cost the Arsenal with loseing the ball in midfield/ in dangerous positions.Can only he has been listening to his agent ? As hes nowhere good enough. Showed promise a few years back.but now???Cannot shoot .

  2. John0711 says:

    If ox isn’t staying I will p off the club has looked after him through injuries and also when he often lacked the right attitude

    If he wants to go and Matic wants to come fine, and a bonus is that it will p off mour

    1. John0711 says:

      Be p off should say

    2. Napersie says:

      Matic? Do you watch enough football at all? Dude is poor, dull and always pass sideways. There is a reason Chelsea wanna sell and he was Mourinho’s second choice target after Dier. Fact is that it is not going to happen, just rumours him and Xhaka in the middle will be overrun.

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    We desperately need a quality Defensive Midfielder
    BUT Ox is a really good squad player
    I would be sad to see him go

    1. Bubegooner says:

      i think its xhaka -matic more logical swap,similar players.. ox? no way! i will swap him with willian 😀

  4. TK says:

    We need a good defensive midfielder and Matic is quality. Ox is not a first on the team sheet so great swap if it happens. Will be sad to see the ox go but a definite upgrade for our team. Bring in Lemar, keep Sanchez and we’re a much better team.

  5. AndersS says:

    OX is pretty useless defensively, and the defense organization is our main problem. So swopping a player like OX for Matic would really strengthen the team.

  6. Gooner Rome says:

    Noo not The Ox, send Walcott instead

    1. JPS_AFC1 says:

      Why would Chelski swap Matic for Walcott Gooner Rome. With the Ox there is a chance the deal may happen but there is no way they would take Wally Walcott.
      I to would be sad to see the Ox go but Matic is a quality player for a position we lack quality in. I think if it can happen do it. Would have rather seen Fabihno or Carvahlo come in but swapping an injury prone player for a EPL proven player with multiple EPL Champions medals is a no brainer.

  7. alain says:

    Wenger please swap him

  8. ThirdManJW says:

    Ox is a squad player only, and wants to play in central midfield, even though he doesn’t possess the right qualities to be a top player in that position. If he’s unhappy in a wing-back role (which I think is his best position), then get rid! Would be a shame to lose him as he’s FINALLY shown some consistency, and was probably our second best player last season, but it wouldn’t affect the starting XI.

    Matic is quality, and we badly need a quality DM, but I don’t like the idea of a Matic/Xhaka pairing in midfield given they both lack any pace. It’s too risky. We need a mobile DM like Kante. Ox for Kante? Haha

    1. Jay Dee says:

      Would be good but Chelsea would would never go that. They would rather lose Hazard than lose Kante.

  9. SILAS says:

    Ox is a great talent and it would be very sad to let him go, personally, it can’t swap ox with a player like matic.

  10. Benji says:

    Why did Goners fans like to deceive themselves like dis? CHELSEA will rather swap Matic for Alex Sandro of Juventus.

  11. Vlad says:

    When I hear someone say that they’ll be sad to see Ox go, I wonder if they’ve only been following Arsenal for the last year. Ox is good for a an occasional game or two, but if you look at his overall contributions (like the last 6 years), he’s virtually useless. Extremely careless in possession; poor decision making; defensive liability; not to mention that he’s very injury prone. I’d sell him or swap him in a heartbeat if the right offer came along.

  12. ZEN2OH says:

    No, No No and No. I would rather swap with Fabinho or William Carvalho, becuase Matic would be 29 years Next month, he uses left leg, same as Xhaka, there wouldn’t be balance in the mid field if we play 3 left midfielders, Ozil, Xhaka,Matic

  13. Somtib says:

    First of all its daily express that is reporting this and they have shown over the years that they cannot be trusted

    1. Admin says:

      It’s not about whether the rumour is true or not, it’s about whether Arsenal fans would go for it if it was…..

      1. Somtib says:

        Then then i would actually decline cos matic is not the DMF Arsenal need…..we no we missed out on kante last year but we need someone like him(kante) or even better…….there is a reason why chelsea is getting rid of him(matic)

  14. John0711 says:

    we need pull our fat fingers out with signings, if Lemar isnt coming move on. Lets not wait until the last two weeks and panic buy again

    1. Admin says:

      Panic buy???
      Surely we have already bought two players that will walk straight into out first team. If we get Lemar too I will be ecstatic, but I am already happy that the team will already be much stronger next season…

  15. JustJoy says:

    So Arsenal Fans Can Swap Players…??

  16. Dudu cane says:

    I would have Cesc instead

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I’d ask for Willian.

    2. Fola says:

      Me too any day. You just echoed my thought. I’ll rather have cesc back

  17. ruelando says:

    Ox is in a very weak position, he had his best season last year, was a little more consistent with performance and less injured, he does not hold a fix position in the arsenal team, so we can not say he is of major importance to the team. I personally think any position wide is a benefit to his set of skills, whether as a winger/wingback . Technically he is not as capable as Cazorla or discipline to want the central role.

    The matter at hand is merely a suggestion in the case of Matic who is an experience central midfielder in the form of a DM, which would give the arsenal a more robust look . This would be something worth taking into consideration, but is highly unlikely to happen.

    My warning to OX is to buckle down work hard this season and see if he can secure a permanent slot in the arsenal 11, then he can demand a pay raise , i would also like to inform him to be aware of those youngsters, because more than likely they will be taking some of his game time HAHAHAHA.

  18. Break-on-through says:

    Matic plays the same areas as Xhaka. We need someone who can defend but is also good at forward play and dribbling. A Vieira would be awesome, but they don’t make them quite like that anymore. Goretzka would be the way to go.

    Xhaka and Matic, no.

    Doesn’t matter if you think we are getting the better deal from the swap. You have to ask yourself – would he be an ideal target for you.

  19. Oboms Jackreece says:

    Arsenal is great

  20. Vukasin says:

    The best thing to happen, if he definitely decides to go to Chelsea would be to swap him with Loftus Cheek. Matic will not happen. But I do not believe he will go. And about Sanchez, he definitely has motives to stay at the club having in mind that he didn’t settle in another club already.

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