Liverpool’s summer target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to reject our interest and renew terms with Arsenal, with the Gunners said to be offering him bumper terms of £100k/week plus.
The 23-year-old Englishman, who’s never enjoyed a full season in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, has one year left on his current deal, but the Mirror claim he’s soon set to extend terms.
This surprises us, as with Wenger committing to a further two seasons in charge, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s role is still unclear, having been used as a wing-back towards the back-end of this season just gone.
Remember, aged 18, Oxlade-Chamberlain was starting for England at Euro 2012… Five years later, has he really got anywhere near fulfilling his potential?
Still, we’d think he’d have more chance of doing so under Jurgen Klopp, who’d not only motivate him but be able to utilise The Ox’s attacking instincts and energy.
Having said that, there’s no obvious role for the player in our starting XI, either.
If Arsenal do extend his deal, they’ve still got to make sure Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil do the same – as their two best players also have just one year on their contracts.