Chelsea launch £25 million swoop for Arsenal wing-back

Aug 13, 2017, 00:48
Chelsea launch £25 million swoop for Arsenal wing-back

Chamberlain has just one year left in his Arsenal contract and has been unable to reach an agreement with the club on a new deal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has the ability to step up another level this season, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The England global has shone as a right wing-back in Arsenal's 3-4-3 formation and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly sees him playing the same role at Stamford Bridge.

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The Daily Mail claims that the Gunners are already aware of their bitter London rivals' interest in the 23-year-old winger and have already rejected a number of early approaches.

Antonio Conte is desperate for reinforcements, and has grown increasingly frustrated at the lack of transfer activity at the club, and sees Oxlade-Chamberlain as a player who can give Chelsea a really good option at wing-back.

Arsene Wenger has reiterated throughout the window that Chamberlain will be an Arsenal player when the window closes this summer, his latest quotes come from the August 9.

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Liverpool and Chelsea have both shown an interest in the player this summer.

"I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", he told reporters. I personally think he's a hugely talented player and he's on the way up.

"He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there". He's today very conscious of his qualities as well, something he was not always.

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