Arsene Wenger: 'Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continuing to mature'

Oxlade-Chamberlain could end up as a team-mate of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea this season
Oxlade-Chamberlain could end up as a team-mate of Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea this season

13 August, 2017

"Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a year left on his contract at Arsenal, they should be breaking the bank to bring that type of player to the club", Cunningham told RTE Sport.

The English midfielder is in the final year of his current contract, and has been attracting interest from Chelsea and Liverpool, but The Daily Star believes that he is ready to commit his future to the club, should Arsenal accept his wage demands.

The Oxlade-Chamberlain rumors have been circulating for several weeks at this point, with the most recent developments claiming that Chelsea were "poised to make a £25m move".

Although the report says Arsenal have rebuffed Chelsea's initial overtures they now have a bid to consider and it is unclear whether they will decide to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain or not.

This is according to the Daily Mail, who claim that the the Gunners had rejected Chelsea's initial advances for the England worldwide.

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With Wenger still not quite convinced of his ability in midfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a bit of a utility player for Arsenal, with the England global impressing of late in a wing-back position, be that down the right or the left.

Ther versatile Oxlade-Chamberlain has excelled in a wing back role of late for Arsenal and would fit in perfectly to Conte's 3-4-3 system.

"Last year he was much more stable".

Well, that about settles it as far as Arsene Wenger is concerned. "He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there", Wenger said.

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