Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern simply don’t know what to expect from their club this summer, ahead of what looks set to be a transfer window of huge change at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsene Wenger’s future is yet to be officially confirmed whilst the contract situations of five players remain unresolved – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere – with all of their deals due to expire in summer 2018.
However, according to Mirror Football, the Gunners have indeed opened talks with Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has notched up two goals and five assists in the Premier League this season despite only making 13 starts.
But the England international is reportedly concerned over the issue of game-time and could find it elsewhere in the Premier League, with Mirror Football mooting Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United as keen admirers.
The Reds were strongly linked with the midfielder by The Telegraph earlier this month, albeit somewhat reluctant to meet his £35million price-tag, whilst Goal reported on the Old Trafford outfit’s interest at the end of March.
It’s claimed Arsenal have also opened talks with Wilshere, who has spent the season out on loan at Bournemouth but now looks set to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign after suffering an injury against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
The north London club are confident of beating AC Milan to Sead Kolasinac’s services on a free transfer, with the Schalke left-back’s contract due to expire at the end of the season.
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