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According to reports, Premier League giant Arsenal are changing their stance on contract rebel Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and are ready to cash in on the winger in the coming days.
The Chelsea target, held talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently regarding new contract terms, with a £180,000-weekly deal on the table.
Notwithstanding the enormously huge offer, the Daily Mail is reporting that the England international has snubbed the new mega-money deal, and forced the Gunners into reconsidering a sales option.
Arsenal had insisted he would not leave the club despite only having less than 12 months remaining on his current Arsenal deal.
But now the Gunners will look to sell him before the summer transfer window closes next week rather than let him go for nothing next summer.
The North Londoners hope to spark a transfer battle between rivals Liverpool and Chelsea over the Ox, with both sides showing an interest in securing his signature. Reports indicate Chelsea had a £25m offer turned down.
Oxlade-Chamberlain claim his decision to turn down the new deal is not financial, but rather he wants to further his playing career and become a regular starter in the National team setup.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s decision to snub the new deal is a significant blow to the Arsenal manager, who wanted to keep the versatile midfielder, but it has further strengthened his stance to keep fellow contract rebels German Mesut Ozil and Chilean Alexis Sanchez.