Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Wenger: "Chamberlain is a player on the up"

Antonio Conte is desperate to strengthen his squad ahead of a Premier League title defence Antonio Conte is desperate to strengthen his squad ahead of a Premier League title defence
Clarence Duncan | 11 August, 2017, 01:53

The Gunners midfielder is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after the 23-year-old entered the final 12 months of his contract.

And now the Daily Mail claim the Premier League champions have stepped up their in Oxlade-Chamberlain, launching an opening bid of £25m.

Chelsea are ready to pay up to £35million for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The report states that the England worldwide is attracted by the suggestion of a Stamford Bridge move as it appears as though he will receive a higher wage in addition to playing in the Champions League.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has recently been used as a wing-back by Arsene Wenger, which is believed to have caused Conte to step up his interest in bringing The Ox to Stamford Bridge. Past year he was much more stable.

As per the Daily Star, Conte is a huge admirer of Oxlade-Chamberlain, and has highlighted him to the Chelsea board as a player he would like them to sign before the end of the transfer window.

The north London side have also signed Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Ther versatile Oxlade-Chamberlain has excelled in a wing back role of late for Arsenal and would fit in perfectly to Conte's 3-4-3 system.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to establish himself as a first choice starter for Arsene Wenger, with nearly half his league appearances coming as a substitute. The 23-year-old has scored 20 times during that time and helped the club lift three FA Cups.

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