England star set for crunch talks over Arsenal future

England star set for crunch talks over Arsenal future

However, Arsenal are determined to try and keep hold of the England global and Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not for sale this summer, according to the story.

The England worldwide has entered the final year of his contract - much like a number of Arsenal teammates, including Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil - and as it stands is free to leave the club for nothing in June 2018.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of three key Arsenal players whose deals run out next summer.

Once tipped to be the next great English midfielder, Oxlade-Chamberlain is now viewed as a back-up wing-back for Arsenal.

The same report states that there is now no agreement in place between Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arsenal to extend his current deal, a situation which has prompted speculation about his future.

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Wenger has also repeatedly insisted he wants the Ox to stay and that he sees him as the future of Arsenal, but there must be concern at the club's inability to secure his future.

"From the end of last season through to the start of this season I rate him that highly".

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as the Mirror's report suggests that he's rejected a new contract offered by Arsenal.

The versatile midfielder has attracted interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, but Winterburn believes it is essential the club keep hold of him after excelling in his new role.

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