Arsenal agree huge fee for midfielder. Deal likely to happen before the window shuts
Arsenal have agreed a massive deal with Chelsea for the transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
According to various sources, including Sky sports, the fee has been agreed.
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Like both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, his deal expires at the end of the season and Arsenal risk losing him on a free transfer.
The club have made every effort to keep him, including a huge £180k per week offer, but Chamberlain has decided he wants a new challenge and will not sign a deal with the Gunners.
Chamberlain has started all of Arsenal’s games so far this season, even at the weekend when the squad was very close to full strength. He started on the left side ahead of new signing Sead Kolasinac.
His versatility will be the biggest loss from the Arsenal squad. He has played on both sides at wing back and across the midfield. The Gunners have just a few days to find players to fill in for those roles.