Arsenal block Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain move to Liverpool

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal (C) reacts to Arsenal having a goal disallowed during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2016 in London, England.
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According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are unwilling to sell either Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Alexis Sanchez this summer.

Despite both players entering the final year on their contract with the Gunners, Arsenal are adamant they won’t sell star players to rivals given their 13-year title drought.

The North London club has developed a reputation for being a selling club and this is a result of big name players like Robin van Persie joining the likes of Manchester United and aiding them in winning silverware.

Liverpool are interested in signing Chamberlain this summer as Jürgen Klopp looks to add another winger to his side – with the Englishman’s versatility also said to be appealing.

However, if the Daily Star is to be believed, Liverpool will face an uphill battle to sign Chamberlain.

It might be that there is no reason for Arsenal to worry as it was last week reported by Jonathan Northcroft from The Times that the Englishman will stay at Arsenal for next season – but won’t renew his contract.

For the time being, Arsenal may well hang onto Chamberlain even if it means he leaves next summer for free. If he were to leave this summer, the Gunners supposedly value him at around £25 million.

In my books, signing a young, talented midfielder with plenty room to improve for £25 million would represent good business.

That being said, like with all of Liverpool’s other transfers, it doesn’t seem like a deal that could be conducted in a timeous manner.

Liverpool’s interest in RB Leipzig’s Naby Keïta seems to be at risk of being put to bed if the German club cannot be persuaded to let the midfielder leave.

While Keïta might want to join Liverpool, he is currently unwilling to rock the boat in order to get his move while RB Leipzig maintain that no amount of money can convince them to sell the Guinean.

Journalists from Keïta’s homeland seem confident that a deal will be completed before the summer transfer window closes, but the contrasting reports on the matter make it difficult to find clarity at present.

As far as Virgil van Dijk is concerned, that seems all but dead and buried.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

2 COMMENTS

  1. It looks Bad On Wenger CV if Ox goes… OX gave you 5Years of his time to Groom him to be the best & U gave him the subsitute bench. Wenger or Aresnal you stole his time which you cant give back. And now he wants to move yet you all want to stop it. .If leaving is his wish Let him go.dun steal his dream & dun make him regret himself. Wenger is poor at not ready goods.Messi will be a keeper if he started his Academics in Arsenal under Wenger.

  2. What a load of tosh from the above. Fistly he does not want to leave as its all about playing time and secondly Wenger does not want to strengthen a rival

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