Wenger risking loss of Arsenal star with contract delay?


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is growing increasingly frustrated at Arsenal's lack of activity over his new contract - opening up the prospect of him leaving this summer.

According to The Daily Mail, he's keen to resolve his future as soon as possible, but with Arsenal dragging their feet and failing to offer him a new deal, it has led to the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City monitoring the situation closely.

The England worldwide made 29 Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger's side last season but only 16 of those came as a starter.

The 23-year-old is not the only footballer taking advantage of the period in between the end of the previous campaign and the beginning of pre-season.

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Liverpool have consistently been linked with Oxlade-Chamberlain over the last couple of months, and it is understood that the Reds will press ahead with their interest after learning of the player's unhappiness.

Despite making 45 appearances for the Gunners last season in all competitions, it appears the Gunners don't see Oxlade-Chamberlain's contract renewal as a priority this summer.

Liverpool are interested and, with Oxlade-Chamberlain having finished his Arsenal season strongly in the wing-back position, he still regards central midfield as his ideal future role. Klopp is also reported to be on the lookout for another option to play out wide, even with the signing of AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah now rumoured to be all but wrapped up pending a medical.