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England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been teasing with leaving Emirate Stadium all summer transfer window, and after rejecting an improved £180k weekly contract, his departure looms.
According to Sky Sports News journalist Kaveh Solhekol, the Gunners will inform the contract rebel in the next 24 hours whether or not he will be sold.
A transfer move to Premier League rivals Chelsea or Liverpool does not assure him of a regular starting shirt, and even if he does not like playing at wing back at the North London club at least, he is a regular starter.
The England international versatile midfielder will be hoping to seal a place in England manager Gareth Southgate’s FIFA World Cup plans and a transfer away from Arsenal could jeopardize that.
The Gunners are in the same predicament with Chile international Alexis Sanchez, where Arsenal Chiefs must decide if to sell this summer or let them exhaust their current contract and leave for free next summer.
If the club hierarchy decides to cash in, then it will be up to both suitors – Liverpool and Chelsea to table a suitable offer to tempt him away from the North London club.
However, with just a few days to deadline day, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain might have left it too late for his notion to be heard.