Arsenal attacker rejects contract in favour of Anfield move

Alex Oxlade-chamberlain’s future at Arsenal currently hangs in the balance, as no one – except the player and his dog – knows where he would ply his trade come next season.

Reports emerged earlier this week that the 24-year-old rejected a contract offer from Arsenal believed to be worth £100k-a-week. His current deal expires in the summer of 2018 and this has Arsene Wenger seeking to extend the attacker’s stay at the club, but the latter is not having any of it.

The England international’s is reportedly wary of the dearth of game-time that would come his way should Alexandre Lacazette complete his transfer to the Emirates stadium from French side Lyon. The French international is expected to be the first choice striker, leaving Alexis Sanchez to the wing and, by extension, Chamberlain to the bench.

A move to boyhood club Southampton is on the cards but latest report suggests that the star wants to join Liverpool where he is assured of European football and is most likely to play often.

The Reds are battling hard to keep Phillipe Coutinho at the club as Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be eyeing the star. Hence, Jurgen Klopp could yet signal interest in Chamberlain who was been linked with a move to Anfield last summer.