Arsenal have decided to block all approaches for Alexis Sanchez and reported Liverpool target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, according to Daily Star. The report claims that the club’s majority stakeholder Stan Kroenke is willing to back Arsene Wenger and not sell any of their stars to title rivals in this window.
While Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich and Manchester City lately, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract with the Londoner’s will expire next year and the midfielder is rumoured to be reluctant to sign a new deal.
It has been reported in recent weeks that the Gunners may have to sell some of their stars in order to comply with Premier League’s new cost control measures and a £25m offer will be enough for them to let Oxlade-Chamberlain leave this summer.
Over the years Arsenal have been letting their star leave for Premier League rivals and after finishing out of top-four last season for the first time in 20 years, it is believed that the club’s hierarchy is ready to take a strong stand regarding their players despite fears of losing some of them for free next season.
Arsenal recently signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record transfer fee of £52m and are rumoured to be strongly chasing Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as well.
It seems that Jurgen Klopp may have to wait for one more season to sign Naby Keita as RB Leipzig are not ready to sell the 22-year-old even for £100m. Oxlade-Chamberlain might not look as an attractive alternative to the Guinean, but the England international’s versatility should definitely improve our squad depth and £25m for the 23-year-old seems very reasonable in today’s highly inflated market.
Do you think Oxlade-Chamberlain can improve our midfield?