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Arsenal seems to be engulfed in contract extension saga, as a number of their top players have taken turns to turn down advances from the club in a bid to tie them down to a new contract. The situation of duo of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil has been discussed extensively but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s obstinacy to sign a new deal seems to have eclipsed that of his teammates.
The 24-year-old has reportedly turned down wage packages in the tone of £120,000-a-week and £150,000-a-week respectively and is angling for a wage package in the region of £200k-a-week which places him as the club’s highest earner.
Arsene Wenger is an astute businessman and knows the England international’s hype does not match his on-field contribution and may be likely to sell him off to Chelsea who are reported to be edging closer to agreeing a £35 million move for the attacker.
Arsenal have been linked to the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar but we take a look at two realistic targets who are worth the trouble.
The 24-year-old has emerged as a likely target for the Gunners after he was reportedly told he no longer was considered the first choice in the club’s attack, following the record transfer of Neymar Junior from Barcelona.
Since his transfer from Wolfsburg in the transfer window, the winger has not found ample time to play his way into his manager’s heart. However, his style-of-play and directness from the left winger make him an asset if he joins Arsene Wenger’s side.