Chelsea Agree £35m Fee With Arsenal For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea Agree £35m Fee With Arsenal For Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Aug 28, 2017

Arsenal Chelsea News

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for 24-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was being reported that the England international rejected a new deal with the Gunners which saw his wage rise to £180,000. Chamberlain was part of the Arsenal side which was humiliated on Sunday after they lost 4-0 to Liverpool.

The midfielder, or wing-back as of late, was understood to have met with Arsène Wenger over his future before the Liverpool game. Despite the gaffers attempts to keep him at the Emirates, Oxlade-Chamberlain was always intent on a move away after turning down Arsenals’ increased offer. Liverpool were rumoured to be interested in the former Southampton man, however, it now looks like he is leaving for the blue side of London.

The Portsmouth-born midfielder signed for The Gunners in 2011, after impressive performances for Southampton. In his first season with the club, he became the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League. He has scored twenty goals for Arsenal in 196 games for the club.

The Gunners have lost their last two games against Stoke and Liverpool respectively. With fans getting frustrated, the sale of Chamberlain is only going to make the Arsenal fan base more toxic. Arsène Wenger has previously come out before stating that “Chamberlain is going nowhere” and with promises not being kept this sale is only going to create more pressure on the manager.

Chelsea currently sit 6th in the top-flight. After getting off to a shaky start -losing 3-2 at home to Burnley- Conte’s side have won their last two against Tottenham and Everton respectively. The Blues have so far signed Tiémoué Bakayoko, Willy Caballero, Álvaro Morata and Antonio Rüdiger as they look to retain the Premier League trophy. If the reports are to be believed and the Ox is heading to Chelsea, they will relish the fact that they have signed a player with his best years ahead of him.

 

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