Is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Really Worth £180,000 Per Week?
The transfer window is coming to a close and you’d expect some teams to spend some more money to improve their teams. With two games already played in the Premier League, many managers already have a clearer picture of the investments they need to make as well as those deadwoods they need to offload.
Arsenal is faced with such a dilemma with the manager recently conceding that he has ‘too many players’, which clearly means that Arsenal is on a campaign to let go of some of its dead weight. Yaya Sanogo and a couple of youngsters, Stefan O’Connor, Kostas Pileas, Kristopher da Graca, Dan Crowley and Chris Willock left on free transfers, while the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Gabriel Paulista, Ismael Bennacer and Jon Toral left for undisclosed fees.
Arsenal seems to be the only team Monaco can’t do business with, and Wenger has also confirmed that the move for Thomas Lemar is ‘dead’. With the manager also stating that he’s happy with his current squad, the chances of any other additions will be slim to none. This means that Wenger has to sort out the underlying issues in the squad, with the most pressing being the futures of some of the club’s star players, like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the players with a couple of months left on his deal and it’s believed that he has made his intentions clear not to sign a new deal with the club. Wenger and Arsenal are desperate to keep him, and according to the Sun, Arsenal is offering the Ox a deal worth £180,000 per week, in a desperate attempt to keep him,