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Transfer blow for Arsenal as frustrated midfield star wants to leave the club


England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could join the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez through the Arsenal exit door this summer, The Mirror reports.

The 23-year-old is said to be have become frustrated with the recent drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich, and this could in hand, encourage him to pursue a fresh challenge.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has revelled in the central midfield position over the past month or so, but the Gunners’ reluctance to open contract negotiations could urge him to seek pastures new.

The former Southampton graduate has just 15 months left on his present deal, but the club’s hierarchy are more concerned over the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who both seem to have made their mind up for a new club.

Ozil has been presented with a contract offer of around £280,000-a-week – twice of his current wage package, but it appears that he could snub an extension beyond next term as he believes he could earn much more elsewhere.

On the other hand, Sanchez has similarly turned down a package in excess £200,000-a-week, and the club look more prepared to lose him than Ozil during the summer transfer window.

With both Ozil and Sanchez likely to leave the Emirates this summer, the Gunners seem to ignore the situation of ‘The Ox’, who is said to be weighing up his options for next season, John Cross from The Mirror claims.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in-and-out of the starting lineup under Arsene Wenger in recent seasons, but he may have found his best position this term following an impressive performance in central midfield against Bayern in midweek despite losing by a 5-1 scoreline.

Both Manchester City and Manchester United have been credited with an interest in the versatile midfielder, but it is the latter, who could supposedly step up their pursuit with Jose Mourinho having previously tracked the player at former club Chelsea.

Fellow Englishmen Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere are also approaching the final year of their contracts, and this could see a max exodus from the Emirates alongside the manager this summer.

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