Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave Arsenal
Arsenal fans have been left worried at the prospect of losing star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil as the two players have not yet signed an extension to their current deals at the club and the Gunners now allegedly have been handed another bombshell.
According to reports from Sky Sports, even Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has decided that he will look to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current campaign.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s is in a similar situation as Sanchez and Ozil as his contract is set to expire within the next 15 months and the England international is believed to have made his decision to leave Arsenal as he feels taken for granted by the club.
Ozil to reject £200,000-per-week offer
Things are getting bad to worse for Arsenal as following the humiliation against Bayern Munich, revelations can be made that star man Mesut Ozil is likely to reject a new contract offer of around £200,000-per-week from the club.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Ozil is not keen on signing the improved offer on the table and the Gunners will look to listen to offers for the 28-year-old over the summer in a bid to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year.
Legends disagree over Wenger
The Arsenal fans are clearly divided regarding whether or not Arsene Wenger should continue in his role as manager at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of the current campaign and now even club legends, Gilberto Silva and Jens Lehmann, have brought forward their varying arguments regarding the future of their manager.
Gilberto explained that Wenger needs to go because he has been at Arsenal for too long and that the new managers such as Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have surpassed the veteran in terms of motivation to win things.
The Brazilian was quoted saying by the Standard, “I feel that the time has come. The more the past is coming to a close, the more his time is coming - not because he can't do the job any longer, but, perhaps because the other clubs have changed their way of working, the way of doings things.
“He hasn't changed much, he hasn't changed his way of working - not because he doesn't want to, but it is not so easy to compete with clubs who spend a lot of money every season.
“Wenger has spent a lot more years than them (Conte, Guardiola and Klopp) in the Premier League. They are younger and motivated and they have a lot of energy to look around and source ways to win against Wenger.
“He has his own way of working, in which he believes. Irrespective of whether you are either a young or an old coach, you have to believe in something, and that's what he does.”
However, former goalkeeper Lehmann does not agree with Gilberto and has claimed that Wenger does not deserve to be hounded out of Arsenal after everything he has achieved at the club.
He said, “I think he has to stay now — he’s done so much for the club. People are talking about his age and they want a new manager to bring fresh air but it’s very difficult to replace intelligence.
“He’s still got the fire and for what he’s done he deserves not to go out on such a bad result. Next season it could be a completely different situation.”