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Arsenal are reportedly set to open contract renewal talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the next few days.
Chamberlain’s current contract expires at the end of next season and there was no indication from the club that he would be offered a new deal until now. This led to reports linking him with Liverpool who are big admirers of his services.
However things have changed now and Arsenal are set to open negotiations over a new deal with the midfielder.
The Times are claiming Arsenal will offer the midfielder a new deal next week.
The report claims the Gunners don’t want to leave negotiations until the summer transfer windows, so interest from rival club wouldn’t weaken our position during talks.
They also claim Chamberlain is frustrated with his situation at Arsenal, having failed to lock down a spot in the team. The England international has been used in every position in midfield and more recently at wing back. His desire is to develop at centre midfield but the chances he will get to play in that position at Arsenal is very slim.
At 23, he wants stability and may demand Arsenal to assure him a specific position in the team before extending his contract.
The midfielder has been brilliant for Arsenal in recent months and was again in fine form as we defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA cup on Saturday.
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