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Chelsea closing in on £35m Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as reluctant Arsene Wenger considers sale
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out selling Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud in the transfer window but he is yet to make the same assurance over Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is now in the final year of his existing contract.
Standard Sport understands no fee has yet been agreed but negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing and the Blues have received sufficient encouragement to believe a transfer is possible.
Arsene Wenger targets Arsenal transfer exits as he admits the squad is too large
Arsene Wenger admits his overloaded Arsenal squad is in need of a trim as he enters the final weeks of the transfer window.
Arsenal have made several first-teamers available for transfer this summer, including Lucas Perez, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Joel Campbell, though a major injury means the latter is unlikely to leave.
Wojciech Szczesny is set to join Juventus after agreeing a deal in principle with the Italian champions. Juventus and Arsenal are in the final stages of concluding the deal with the fee expected to be around £10m.
The Polish international will sign a long-term contract and earn almost £70,000 a week. Szczesny, 27, has spent the past two seasons at Roma and is now ready to permanently leave the London club he joined in 2009.
Definitely a strange way to respond. Alexis might be trying to wait it out and act unsure about his future in hopes of a larger deal, like you said. Recently, there are some reports of offered pay rises equaling 20% coming for Mezut and Alexis, bonuses for making top 4. Ozil has just renewed his corporate box at the Emirates, doesn't look like he's leaving.
Still, the offers for Alexis from Bayern really undervalue his quality, If Higuain went to Juve for €90 million last year, shouldn't Alexis be worth more than that?
Alexis Sanchez on his Arsenal future
When asked if he will be Claudio Bravo’s team-mate at City next season during a press conference with Chile’s national team, Sanchez replied: ‘Good question! Right now I’m focused on the Confederations Cup.
‘When this is finished I will see if I stay or go. I don’t know.’
Asked if his decision is clear in his mind, Sanchez replied: ‘Yes, it’s clear. But I can’t tell you.’
When directly asked by Sky Sports about his chances of staying at Arsenal, the Chilean said: ‘I don’t know, my friend. I don’t know.’
Szczesny's a great keeper but he still hasn't won back favour with Wenger, and Ospina could be on his way out. Donnarumma would be a great buy, he's young talented already has experience in the Italian national squad. Could be quite pricey though.
Martinez is well in that category and he can still learn from Cech.. But we need a plan B after Cech!!!
There's reports of interest in Rui Patricio from Lisbon, he'd be a great replacement for Cech. What do you guys think?
I think the depth of the squad is the least of the club's problems at the moment, we should focus on signing a world class striker. Mbappe, Belotti, and maybe Lacazette are good options. There's no reason why we can't be in the running to sign world class players so we can compete at the top of the table of prem.
Let's hope Kroenke gets the message from the fans that it's time for him to go.
Here's an idea how about we bring in a new manager who has some ambition for the club other than top 4. A board that doesn't just stand by and let the manager have complete autocratic rule over the whole club.
I think we need a ruthless board and a new manager or else we'll keep declining and the fans we'll just have to be satisfied with making the champions league and being knocked by top clubs like Bayern in the quarter-finals every year.