For the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is quickly becoming a key player for the Gunners…
Often fitting in wherever he can in the Arsenal first team, the 23-year-old has proven his worth under Wenger this season, delivering excellent performances on the wings, in the heart of the midfield and even as a full-back.
There was a real cheer from our Arsenal supporting punters earlier today, then, when reports filtered into the pub regarding an impending new deal for the Englishman. According to the Telegraph, the Gunners are close to agreeing fresh terms with the winger – with the player himself reportedly keen on staying at the Emirates this summer. An offer of over £100,000-per-week has been mooted, with Chamberlain seemingly set to join the upper tier of Arsenal earners.
Certainly, there is no doubts amongst the Arsenal fans in the pub that this is well deserved. Oxlade-Chamberlain had a bit of a lull in his development a year ago, but he has since bounced back fantastically – and he is finally becomming the fantastic player that everyone in the Transfer Tavern knew that he could be.
At just 23-years-old, the best is yet to come from the Englishman, and our landlord is touting next season to be his best yet as he finally looks to step out of the shadow of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, highlighting himself as a key player for the Gunners.
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