Despite claims to the contrary, latest report suggest that the deal to extend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract at Arsenal has hit the rocks.
The Times report that the player has turned down a new contract tabled for him. It was previously reported that the Gunners offered him a deal which is worth 100,000-a- week and that both parties were coming round to an agreement.
However news has filtered in that he is discontented with the terms of the contract, though it is not stated why the England international would make such a move but we have it in good fate that he is seeking assurances for regular game time.
It is quite understandable why he is reluctant to sign, having seen himself operate in the capacity of a fringe player in recent years. Since his move to Arsenal, last season was indeed his best, where he started 26 of the 44 appearances he chalked up last term. However, the 24-year- old was utilised in numerous positions and was considered a utility man, so much so that he jokingly stated that he would even love to play as the Arsenal goalie if the opportunity arises.
Notwithstanding, now is the time for Chamberlain to repay the trust Wenger has always had in him though. A move to Liverpool is on the cards for him and we can finally get the chance to say “good riddance to bad rubbish”