Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly unlikely to sign a contract extension with Arsenal despite being offered a new deal worth more than £100,000-per-week.
According to the Telegraph, the Ox is not yet ready to make a decision although he is due to meet Arsenal officials for further talks this week.
Chelsea and Liverpool have both expressed an interest in his services, and with the England international now into the final year of his current deal, the club are vulnerable to an approach.
However, the Ox has featured more regularly since Arsene Wenger switched to a 3-5-2 formation, although those appearances have come at wing-back, and he has previously insisted his favoured position is in central midfield.
Wenger has also repeatedly insisted he wants the Ox to stay and that he sees him as the future of Arsenal, but there must be concern at the club’s inability to secure his future.
While the Gunners appear keen to keep hold of the 24-year-old, they will also be concerned that, along with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, he is now in the final year of his contract and thus able to walk away for free next summer.
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The club appear willing to risk losing Sanchez as a free agent next year, but whether they are able to risk losing Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain in the same manner, remains to be seen.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has given very little away about his future, but with the close of the transfer window now on the horizon, we can expect further updates soon.