The likelihood of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing a new Arsenal deal has gone from ‘definitely’ to ‘virtually nil’ in a matter of weeks.
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Despite the Ox reportedly agreeing a new £100k-per-week deal back in June, the chances of the 23-year-old now signing a new deal with Arsenal are allegedly ‘virtually nil’.
Arsenal want to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain but we're told "chances of him signing new deal are virtually nil". No new talks planned at present
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 11, 2017
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 11, 2017
The midfielder has just one year left on his current contract and it’s looking increasingly likely that the England international could be off to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp is a long-term fan.
The U-turn itself is bizarre and it’s hard not to side-eye the Ox’s agent, Aidy ward, who’s client list includes former Liverpool star, Raheem Sterling.
Ward doesn’t exactly have the most flattering reputation and it’s doubtful that the Ox’s abrupt change of heart has nothing to do with him.
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