Arsenal finally set to make an effort to thwart Liverpool
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain as a last ditch attempt to stop him from joining Liverpool.
The Gunners have been busy trying to secure the future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, they have forgotten that Oxlaide-Chamberlain’s contract also expires next summer.
Wenger has previously spoken of his intention to retain Arsenals English players, but they have not made any move to offer a deal to any of them. Wilshere is another senior player whose deal has just a year left to run and he is yet to receive a contract offer from the Gunners.
Wenger’s future at the Emirates remains unclear, but it is believed that he has been given the go ahead to identify summer targets as well as offer new deals for players who he thinks have their future at the Emirates.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp is said to be and admirer of Chamberlain and the Reds were preparing a deal for the 23 year old this summer. It is believed that Chamberlain is open to working with Klopp and the fact that Liverpool may qualify for the Champions League ahead of Arsenal also makes them an attractive option to him.